The town of Gaspe stretches 1500 sq. km with 150 of coastline exposed to the sea! Canada's National park Forillon lies entirely within the town limits.
The Port of Gaspe is structured within the city and is mainly used by Mines Gaspe. The Port is a primary element in the development of Mines Gaspe operations. During the summer tourist season, the Port of Gaspe welcomes cruise and sailing vessels and is used as a provisioning point by Federal vessels belonging to Fisheries and Oceans Canada as well as the Canadian Coast Guard.
Fisheries, military installations, tourism, salmon fishing and the early days of aviation attract many to Gaspe. History buffs also have a wide choice of things to see and do: the Regional Museum, Gespeg Micmac interpretation site, Manoir Leboutillier and Hyman's general store all bring to life the heritage of the Gaspe Peninsula.