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Notre histoire

Les Mi’gmaq étaient connus sous le nom de Gesgapegiawag, ou peuple errant, après des années de vie de nomade à la recherche de terres annoncées par les anciens. Ils ont finalement découvert cette terre dont un enfant avait rêvé et ont créé une communauté dans l'estuaire de la rivière Gesgapegiag, où la rivière s'élargit et devient salée. Leur chef, Wagatasg, a choisi cette région pour sa richesse et sa beauté. C'est un lieu que l'Esprit a réservé pour ses enfants.

Notre approche

Le tourisme culturel et d'aventure représente la plus grande opportunité pour Gesgapegiag de se développer en tant que destination touristique. Les attractions et évènements, grands et petits, font partie intégrante de l'image, de la culture, de la réputation, de la prospérité économique, du divertissement et de la vitalité culturelle de Gesgapegiag.

Tourisme Gesgapegiag travaille en étroite collaboration avec des partenaires des secteurs privés et publics afin de développer Gesgapegiag en tant que destination de culture et de divertissement.

Notre Équipe

Results from community engagement and consultation sessions determined that the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band would respond to the needs and interests of the community by focusing on Tourism as one of three identified priorities. The Aboriginal cultural tourism sector is growing, which is why it is a priority within Gesgapegiag’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development. This led to the creation of an official Tourism Initiative pursued by Gesgapegiag’s Economic Development Department. Three new positions were created in order to do so: Tourism Manager, Tourism Coordinator and Relais de la Cache Manager.

Samuel McInnis Major

Samuel McInnis Major

Directeur du tourisme

Samuel's interest for the Gaspésie region is without any doubts. Born and raised nearby Montreal, he never missed an occasion to come here. His assets will help Micmacs of Gesgapegiag to develop a long-term and sustainable tourism sector.

Walter Jerome jr - Tourism coordinator

Walter Jerome

Coordinateur du tourisme

Raised in Gesgapegiag, Walter will be at the front of Gesgapegiag’s Tourism sector development. Fluent in Mi’gmaq, English and French, he will be able to share with our new clients and tourists everything that makes Gesgapegiag such a wonderful First Nation community. Walter will also be managing the day-to-day operations of our newly acquired property, Chalets de l’Anse Ste-Helene.

Josh Bradstreet - Operations Manager

Josh Bradstreet

Gérant Relais de la Cache

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Most recently, Gesgapegiag has purchased two properties. First, Les Chalets de l’Anse Ste-Hélène which is a renowned chalet rental property with bayside lodging that includes an iconic chalet-boat replicating one of Jacques Cartier’s vessels. Second, Le Relais de la Cache situated along the Route 299 nestled up river amongst picturesque mountain views.

Chalets de l’Anse Ste-Hélène

As of September, 2017, the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band are the proud new owners of this beautiful property. We offer accommodations for various sized groups all year round. The Grande Hermine is a replica of the boat that was used by Jacques Cartier during his voyage to North America and more specifically the Chaleur Bay.

Relais de la Cache

Le Relais de la Cache was recently re-acquired by the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band and features lodging, a fuel station and a small restaurant to accommodate hunters, anglers and snowmobilers.


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