Gaspe is a port town located at the tip of Gaspe Peninsula, eastern Quebec, Canada. The tow is approx 650 km (400 ml) northeast of Quebec City, and has population around 15,000.
The territory of Gaspe borders the sea and St Lawrence River for some 130 km (80 ml). Nearly 90% of the inhabitants are French Canadian. In the town of Gaspe on July 24, 1534 Jacques Cartier (French explorer, 1491-1557) took possession of New France (today part of Canada) in the name of king Francis I of France (House of Valois, 1494-1547).
The regional hospital is the main employer in the region. Another big employer is a factory which makes windmill blades. The windmill factory is also a major tourist attraction. Visitors can see the large size of the blades and have the chance to take pictures next to one.
Tourism is a major part of the city's and region's economy. Thousands flock to Gaspe every summer to enjoy the surrounding attractions, including Forillon National Park which is fully within the boundaries of the city. One of the most interesting summer attractions is salmon fishing. York River, Dartmouth River and Saint John's River are where locals and tourists come to fish. Other tourist attractions include the stone monument Jacques Cartier's Cross, Haldimand Beach, and a local museum sheltering the WWI & WWII cenotaph which commemorates Gaspesian veterans.
Gaspe cruise terminal
Gaspe cruise port has one 2-sided wharf. The port is accessible year-round, with occasional help by an ice-breaker ship. Due to the Gaspe Marina wharf's small size, most cruise ships are anchored and their passengers transported to the wharf via the ship's tender boats.
Tendering also provides cruise ship passengers with a 5-min scenic ride. Travel distance between the anchorage and Gaspe Marina is approx 1 km (0,6 ml).
At the wharf there is a gangway and a terminal building (Pavilion). It offers as services and amenities gift shop, locally made merchandise, phones, Wi-Fi internet, tourist information. In front the Pavilion there is a parking lot for bus shuttles and taxis, as well as car rentals.
The Gaspe cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Gaspe, Quebec, Canada.
If you lose the Gaspe location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Gaspe cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gaspe, Quebec, Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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