Matane

Matane is a small city on the Coast which serves as one of the main points of entry into the Gaspé region.

Understand

The Matane River ends at the St. Lawrence in Matane

Nominally in eastern Québec's Bas-Saint-Laurent administrative region, Matane is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence where it serves as a gateway to the Gaspé Peninsula. A charming seaside community known for its excellent shrimp, Matane is the seat of "La Matanie" MRC (regional municipal county) and the largest economic centre serving the Gaspé region to the east. The town has about 15,000 inhabitants and the urban area nearly 25,000.

The Matane River, 101km (63 miles) in length, is well-known as a good place to learn to fish.

Local travel information is available at the old lighthouse, 968 avenue du Phare Ouest (tollfree: +1-877-762-8263).

Get in

By car

Matane is on Québec Route 132, a road which makes a wide loop around the entire Gaspé coast, ultimately intersecting itself.

By boat

By bus

By air

The closest regional airport is in Mont-Joli, a little under an hour west of Matane by road. As flights to regional airports can be expensive, consider other means of transport before booking a flight.

Get around

See

Matane lighthouse
Atlantic salmon run
Horace-Bouffard house
Marina de Matane

Do

Buy

Eat

Restaurants, cafés and bistros

Markets

Drink

Sleep

Inns and guesthouses

Hotels

Motels

Camping

Cope

For all emergency services, dial 9-1-1.

Stay healthy

Laundry

Repair garages

Pharmacy

Banking

Religious services

Go next

Routes through Matane

Rivière-du-Loup Rimouski  W  E  Sainte-Anne-des-Monts Gaspé
END  N  S  Saint-René-de-Matane Amqui


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