589, boulevard Griffon, L'Anse-au-Griffon (Gaspé) Québec

Activities and Services Near our Facility 

Manoir LeBoutillier

A Stone’s Throw from the Motel!

Don’t miss the Manoir LeBoutillier, both a provincial and national historic site. This building, completely restored in 2008, will bring you into the world of John Le Boutillier - father, politician and affluent businessman (1850). Relax in the Tea Salon or browse the offerings of the craft shop, showcasing artists from the area. There is also a small show venue - ask what is currently playing!

Cultural Centre in l'Anse-au-Griffon

Discover a cultural jewel of the region, the cultural centre Le Griffon. Born from the rescue of an ice house built in 1942, the centre now hosts an art gallery, internet access, a permanent exhibit and a great cafe with a maritime feel. Try some shrimps processed in L’Anse-au-Griffon, with a great reputation in the area. Why not make your way there from the motel on the pebble beach - it adds to the charm of discovering the village.

Vallée

A few kilometers away, the La Vallée and Le Portage trails offer a unique decor in a peaceful setting. You may be lucky and spot some wildlife, such as the black bear.

Need some adrenaline ? Griffon aventure, an outdoors outfitter, offers exciting adventures on the water: river canoeing, wild water canoeing and kayaking, rafting and canyoning. Its experienced team will gladly assist you in choosing an activity to your liking.

Forillon National Park…

cap-des-rosiers lighthouse

Don’t miss the breathtaking Cap-Bon-Ami with its cliffs and the many marine birds that shelter there. For you early risers, this is where the sunrises are most spectacular! Hikers, take the Mont St-Alban trail up to the observation tower. At that height, you can see Canada’s highest lighthouse in Cap-des-Rosiers, the Forillon peninsula and the magnificient Percé Rock. An unequalled view!

anse-blanchette

Discover Gaspé’s heritage by visiting the Hyman General Store and the Blanchette Homestead that will bring you back to the days of powerful monopolistic fishing empires and the everyday life of fishermen-farmers. In that sector, keep an eye out for whales, go for a picnic, go out on a cruise or hike one of the many trails. Lastly, a visit to the Park is incomplete without a stop at Penouille, a true gem on a 2km sandspit.

Seasonal Suggestions…

whale-watching

Spring : watching the activity on the fishing wharf, wildlife viewing, sampling the local seafood…

Summer : fields covered with fireweed, bonfires on the beach, swimming in the ocean, visiting the many tourist attractions and participating in local events (like the world music festival Musique du Bout du Monde)…

Fall : the colours (at their peak between mid-September to mid-October), seal, bear and beaver watching,, hiking…

kayaking

Other suggestions

  • Whale and wildlife watching cruises, Scuba-diving, Kayaking, Fishing
  • The Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, the tallest in Canada
  • Near the motel, you'll also find a grocery store, restaurants, a bank, gas stations

Find out more about these attractions in our links page.