"The Gaspésie was among the first regions in Quebec to be given a modern road network and benefit from the rising popularity of the ‘road trip’. Within months of its opening in 1929, the Gaspé Peninsula became the province’s premier driving destination. Not simply a driving holiday, the Gaspésie was one better – a tour —a shoreline roadway in a 550-mile loop with some of the most spectacular scenery for drivers and their passengers. Building the road network offered many challenges. The rocky shoreline and steep hills were what attracted people to the wild landscape of the region—but required road builders to come up with some creative solutions to make the boulevard safe and secure.”

          — Alexander Reford, Director, Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens