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The Gaspé Area

An aerial view of the town of Gaspé, Quebec.
An aerial view of the town of Gaspé, Quebec. (Picture credit: Friends of the Richelieu.)

The Town of Gaspé is located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the eastern part of the province of Québec. It is said that the name of the town is derived from the Mi'kmaq word ‘Gespeg’, meaning land’s end. Gaspé has a town center but is also comprised of several smaller villages and communities situated along the lengthy coastline. Latest figures list the total population of the town at 15,269 inhabitants.

Originally famous for its fishery, dried and salted cod (Gaspé Cure) was shipped to places like Spain, Italy and Brazil for hundreds of years. Today commercial fishing is still important to the region, along with forestry, the wind power industry, tourism and of course salmon fishing.

The Forillon National Park has great walking trails with beautiful seascapes and is very accessible from the Saint John Salmon Club. You may also be interested in visiting the scenic village of Percé and Bonaventure Island. The small island is a short ferry ride away from Percé and has one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the world. Please go to the Links page of our website for more useful information on everything the Gaspé has to offer.

Travelling by Air

An aerial view of the Saint John Salmon Lodge.
An aerial view of the Saint John Salmon Lodge. (Picture credit: Courtesy of Mr. Alan Garner.)

Having fast and reliable service for clients is important for any business today. Gaspé Municipal Airport (YGP) is located only minutes from the city center and 35 minutes from the Saint John Salmon Club. Air Canada offers daily flights with Dash 8 aircraft from Québec City (YQB) and Montréal (YUL). Travelling time from Montréal to Gaspé under normal conditions is just under three hours.

Arrivals in Gaspé from Québec City and Montréal are presently at 11:45 in the morning and 20:40 in the evening. Departures from Gaspé to Québec City and Montréal are at 7:10 in the morning and 14:50 in the afternoon. It is best to check for availabilities and reserve flights in advance as summer months are busy in Gaspé and Iles-de-la-Madeleine (YGR). Prior to your departure please provide us with your travel itinerary and you will be met on arrival at the Gaspé airport by one of our staff. For clients coming into Gaspé Municipal Airport on non-commercial flights the following information may be helpful,

For clients wishing to rent a vehicle, National car rental and Budget each have a counter at the airport. If availabilities are a problem you may wish to consult Burton Location d’Autos at 418-368-0611 or Discount rentals at 418-368-1970.

Driving from Montréal & Québec City


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The distance from downtown Montréal to Gaspé is 924 kilometers and travel time is from 10 to 11 hours. Québec City is a distance of 698 kilometers from Gaspé and can be driven in about 7 hours and 45 minutes. To help you find us our GPS coordinates are: latitude 48.79028, longitude -64.67717. A map and full set of directions is available at Google Maps.

Please refer to the Transports Québec website on our Links page, which can be of assistance in planning your trip. There is also the Gaspésie Map and the Club Map to provide you with more details. If you do not have a PDF reader on your computer you can download it from Adobe. If you require further assistance or directions please call the lodge at 418-368-9523 and we will be happy to help you.

Driving from Halifax & Moncton


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The distance from the City of Halifax to Gaspé is slightly over 900 kilometers and will take just over 11 hours of driving. Moncton is 683 kilometers from Gaspé and can be driven in slightly over 8 hours. To help you find us our GPS coordinates are: latitude 48.79028, longitude -64.67717.

A map and full set of directions is available at Google Maps.

If you require further assistance or directions please call the lodge at 418-368-9523 and we will be happy to help you.

Driving from Houlton, Maine


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The driving distance from Houlton, Maine to the Saint John Salmon Club in Gaspé is about 635 kilometers and will take you approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes. Please remember to bring along your passport. To help you find us our GPS coordinates are: latitude 48.79028, longitude -64.67717. A map and full set of directions is available at Google Maps.

If you require further assistance or directions please call the lodge at 418-368-9523 and we will be happy to help you.

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