Hiking and Sites

Les Chutes et le Marais

Located at 15 minutes from Causapscal you will find this site on the Causapscal river.
Jewel of the Gaspésie, the salmon is the king of our waters by its beauty and its combativity on the end of a fishing fly rod. Come and observe him jumping the (Falls) of about 3, 5 meters or 12 feet high. Each year, from the end of may, one can observe the powerful salmon leap this canyon-like natural obstacle. A stairway has being installed to allow the observers to go down to the falls. Picnic tables are available and two interpretation and observation trails can be hiked from spring to autumn. The IAT trail also follows along this rugged stretch of river.


At the site of the Marshes, situated on the edge of the Causapscal River, a barrier that holds about five hundred salmon in the Marshes pool is established. 

These Salmon are protected until autumn throughout September to mi-October until spawning at wich time the gates are raised and the fish are free to carry
out their mission of redd diggind and egg laying.

The marshe site is classified as a Salmon sanctuary, fishing is prohibited. However, facilities have been created to allow the public to observe the penned-in salmon from at close range. 


 Matamajaw Old Fishing Club

Located in the heart of the village of Causapscal, there is an excellent tourist circuit including the visit of the Matamajaw historic site, the church, the trails Les Berges and exhibitions are also offered.

In Quebec, the Matamajaw Fishing Heritage Site Site is the only historic Atlantic salmon sport fishing site.

International Appalachian Trail (IAT)

The international Appalachian Trail in Quebec, covers more than 650 km of trails. It begins in Matapedia, then goes to the Valley to Amqui before reaching the Matane Wildlife Reserve.

It crosses the Gaspésie Park, including the Mont Albert and Jacques-Cartier Mountains, then descends towards Mont-Saint-Pierre where it runs
along the sea, from village to village, to Forillon National Park. Ranging from a rural setting in the agricultural sector to the steep Forillon cliffs that overlook the sea, passing by the summits of the Chic-Chocset McGerrigle, the trail offers several opportunities for hiking. The trail adapts to routes of duration (1 to 40 days) and difficulty (uneven or abrupt) varied.

Depending on the season, some sections can be visited starting in mid-May, but overall the trail is accessible from mid-June to the end of October. Services to hikers and members are offered along the trail in collaboration with our partners (transportation, accommodation, guide, supplies, information, maps, books, etc.).

Access to the trail is free, but a daily access fee is required in the parks (Gaspésie and Forillon).

From Matapédia
The IAT crosses St-André de Restigouche to a wilderness area leading to Ste-Marguerite in the Matapédia Valley.

From the mouth of the Assemetquangan river
A new trail connecting Route 132 to the Corbeau refuge on the IAT allows the organization of a superb hike along the Assemetquagan River.

SIA - Causapscal
Our network of hiking trails offers different routes. Some are located nearby and their courses are a short distance (2.4 km to 4.3 km) while others may extend over a distance of twenty kilometers without forgetting the International Appalachian Trail (SIA ), of course.

These trails are located in a natural environment. It is therefore recommended to pay particular attention to respect for the environment.

Regional parc of the Seigneurie-du-Lac-Matapédia

This regional park offers wild nature in a beautiful environment.
It is crisscrossed with a network of hiking trails and mountain bikes
of all levels and offers a host of activities such as hiking,
bird watching, boating, swimming, fishing, hunting and ski-sailing.

The Forestry and Salmon Museum 

It is a small museum located in the village of St. Florence that explains a lot about the life and the trades that the founders of the valley practiced to survive in this beautiful region where summer was short and the winter very long . A beautiful place to discover!

In this museumdiscover the log, models of functional sawmills and salmon fishing. Observe the largest artificial fly in the world made by the great master global fitter, Mr. Daniel Dufour.

Learn more about the fishing guides of Matapedia and the legendary Richard Adams. He is now moving to the old administrative center and will be open to summer 2016.

6, rue des Loisirs, Sainte-Florence
Québec, Canada, G0J 2M0
418 756-5246
418 756-5079