Here some suggestions of attractions and activitiesin Métis-sur-Mer and the surrounding areas.

Here some suggestions of attractions and activities in Métis-sur-Mer and the surrounding areas.

  • Reading peacefully while listening to the sound of the waves.
  • Immersing yourself in the contemplation of our splendid landscapes.
  • Meandering in our charming village.
  • Discovering the back-country of Métis-sur-Mer, its country roads, its windmills, the covered bridge and the view of the river from up high.
  • Walking on the beach, towards the east or the west.
  • To the east of the auberge, past a few houses of the village, the coastline becomes wild. It is one of the rare sections of the beach where its raw beauty has been preserved. To the west, you walk along the village of Métis-sur-Mer, with its antique homes renowned for their unique charm, and the beach that has been enjoyed by wayfarers for over a century.

The Mitis

A “region” in the area.

Mitis is a regional county municipality (RCM) located in the administrative area of the Lower-Saint-Lawrence in the province of Quebec. Its capital is the town of Mont-Joli. Métis-sur-Mer is part of this RCM, although the village is geographically located in Gaspésie. You can get a wealth of information from the RCM tourism website and its map.

Vacances MitisTourist map of Mitis

The Reford Gardens

The main attraction of the region

A mere 15 km from the auberge, these delightful and internationally recognized English-style gardens are the region’s main tourist attraction. National Historic Site since 1995.

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Stroll to the mouth of the Mitis river

When you exit the 132 to enter the Reford Gardens, take the first small road to your left (before arriving to the parking area for the Gardens). Then walk approximately 1 km to the river. Small parking lot, very pretty place.

Mitis River Park

A stone’s throw from the Reford Gardens, across the bridge which spans the Mitis river. Very interesting science exhibits and pretty walks are a go-to.

Salmon fishing in the Mitis river

Boule Rock Golf Club (1,8 km)

Superb century-old golf course (founded in 1919) offering breathtaking views of the sea.

Cascade Golf and Tennis Club (2,5 km)

The Cascade Golf and Tennis club is a private club which offers public access to the golf course on weekdays, Monday to Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. It is best to call in advance for bookings.

To the east

Sandy Bay (6,5 km)

Fromagerie du Littoral (local cheese producers), cantine.

Saint-Ulric (23 km)

Carpinteri vineyard (24 km from the Auberge if you take route 132 and 29 km if you take the country roads)

Pleasant place for a tasting tour and to have a drink on the patio.

Gîte confort et chocolats (23,5 km)

Matane Region
Matane is approximately 35 kilometers from Métis-sur-Mer.

Salmon fishing in the Matane river

To the West

Mont-Joli (25 km)

Les p’tits fruits champêtres
Agro-touristic company, pick-your-own: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries.

Sainte-Flavie (25 km)

La route des arts
A collection of art galleries, shops and exhibits, all along the picturesque village of Sainte-Flavie.

Le Vieux Moulin and its museum
A must-see. Honey, hydromel, a museum full of treasures and many other things to discover.

Sainte-Flavie farmer’s market
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 to October 5.

Sainte-Luce (beach) (38 km)

Attractions and activities around Sainte-Luce :
Beautiful beach, restaurants and shops.

Sainte-Luce markets.
Artisan’s market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and farmer’s market on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On-site activities are often hosted here.

Rimouski (Pointe-au-Père)

The national historic site of the Pointe-au-Père lighthouse is located 46 km from the auberge. Maritime museum of the Empress of Ireland, the Onondaga submarine and the lighthouse (where you may have the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouse).