Parc national de la Gaspésie celebrated its 80th anniversary of creation in 2017-2018. The park, now recognized as a mecca for hiking in Québec, was created in April 1937 in order to permanently protect the Gaspésie Caribou and the beauty of Mont Albert and the McGerrigle Mountains, as well as the Rivière Sainte-Anne salmon. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec, and even the world. Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence.
The park is celebrating its 80th anniversary! Its inaugural mission was to ensure long-term protection of the resident caribou, the Rivière Sainte-Anne salmon, and all the beauties of the Mont Albert and Monts McGerrigle sites, as well as to promote tourist development throughout the Gaspésie. And these are still among the park’s focal objectives, even after all these years. See the special programming
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