Grande Riviere

Grande-Riviere is a community in Gaspesie, with a population of about 3500.

It is located in the Rocher-Perce County. The town has had a maritime vocation since 1795, when Charles Robin put up important fishing posts here and started developing fishing industry.

The town got its name from the river Grande-Riviere. The fishing industry lives on. The local harbour is a lively place with numerous fishing boats. Guests can fish for mackerel and smelt from the wharf. It is also possible to go salmon fishing and to play tennis here.

The rest area east of the local church offers a panoramic view of the town and the bay. Many hiking trails stroll along the river. Managed by the Cegep (college) de Gaspe, the Centre des peches allows visitors to initiate themselves to the world of fisheries.

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