Eastern Canada has a long skiing tradition and the EC Quebec South zone includes several fantastic ski areas that should be on your bucket list. Of course, in a far northeast corner lies the Gaspe, a 250 kilometer peninsula with mountains, significant snowfall, a long season and lots of public land.
The map on this page is from weather.gc.ca, the official weather service for Canada. While not a true “point forecast” like those provided by the National Weather Service in the US, it is the lower half of Quebec broken into 55 subsections, so forecasts should be localized. The Gaspe is covered by the four or five zones in the peninsula on the eastern side of the map.
Weather warnings will show in red, watches in yellow, and gray indicates that a special weather statement has been issued for the area. Click on any section of the map for a more precise forecast for that specific zone.
Dreamers and doers should check the Murdochville forecast when the zone has an alert. If you are traveling to the peninsula in season, always check the avy report.
The mountains are quite exposed and it can be very windy. The huge upside is easy roadside access to spectacular east coast terrain. There are a few ski resorts.
The Gîte du Mont-Albert, operated by Parcs Québec, has a variety of lodging options. You can camp, stay in a cabin or yurt, or choose the hotel. The cabins are a nice affordable option for those in the Gaspe to maximize outdoor adventure. You can do your own cooking. Reserve early. They are hard to get and if you wait until it snows you’ll probably miss out.
Having some one in your group who speaks French is a big plus.
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