Last month, over my spring break from university, I went snowmobiling in Quebec with my Dad, Grandfather, and a friend of my dad’s.
The Gaspé Peninsula is a stunning place to visit. I was so happy to get to see it in the winter because it was completely different than when I saw it this past summer.
We did a three-day run around the peninsula, starting in New Richmond, staying our first night in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, and our second night in Murdochville.
My favourite parts were the views and the culture. It was so relaxed and fun. The mountains were beautiful, and in between every mountain along the coast, there were little towns nestled into the valleys and bays.
We had lunch on Day 2 at a sweet cafe along the coast with soups, salads, and great cookies. It doubled as a vendor for local artisanal goods as well, it was great!
Night 2 we spent in Murdochville: a tiny, odd town in the middle of the peninsula that looked frozen in the ’80s. There was a mine there earlier in the century, but it shut down, leaving a large gap in the local economy. They did have a very cool backcountry skiing tour there though!
Overall, we had an awesome trip, and it was a great way to spend March break, exploring right in the backyard of our own province.