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The River

  • Most of the major Gaspé rivers originate in the mountains, where there is little to no human activity. Their water is clear, cold and well oxygenated.
  • More than 20 of them are protected for salmon, as they welcome these frequent travellers who come to breed and spawn there.
  • The abundance of fish then attracts mammals such as river otters and birds such as bald eagles.