The village of L’Anse-aux-Gascons is located in Gaspesie, on the shore of the Chaleurs Bay. As a matter of fact, the Bay of Chaleurs begins at Pointe-aux-Maquereaux (Cape of Maquereaux) at this place. Administratively the village is a neighbourhood of the community of Port-Daniel-Gascons.
The origin of the name of L’Anse-aux-Gascons goes back to the beginning of Canada. A legend says that a ship coming from France, wrecked here, and a sailor from Gascoigne was the only survivor. In 1838, the Colborne, a merchant ship, ran aground on a reef and was wrecked.
The village is very nice, and the landscaped are really wonderful. On an elevated site northeast of the village, visitors get a wonderful panoramic view of the area.
A little bit further, at Pointe-aux-Maquereaux guests have access to hiking trails. Besides, biking trails starting off in the village reach this place. The local harbour attracts many fishermen. A magnificent turret facing the cliff can be seen there. The Robin building dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and the St. Phillip’s Anglican Chapel built in 1912, are two patrimonial buildings which merit a visit.