The Birthplace of Canada team is pleased to launch its summer program for the 2023 season. Animation, interpretation, events, shows and nautical activities are on the agenda!



Interpretation and animation in the historic buildings of the Point will return from June 14 to October 4, 2023. The site will be open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The souvenir store and Baker’s Tavern will also be open in the evening on selected occasions during the peak season.

Voluntary contributions: The mode of operation will be, again this year, in the form of voluntary contributions. Boxes will be placed in all the buildings and customers will have to deposit the money inside. Contributions are essential to the sustainability of the activities and to support our non-profit organization in its mission of heritage preservation.



Multimedia show ”Tales of the Wind and Tides

The multimedia show ”Tales of Wind and Tide” will be back this summer. This 17-minute presentation immerses spectators in the history of Gaspé, from the Mi’gmaq presence to the present day. Note: the performances are cancelled in case of rain or wind of 40 km / h and more.

Schedule 2023 multimedia shows

June 27 to August 9: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
August 15 to 31: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
September 5-27: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
English presentations will follow 30 minutes after the French ones.
Activity cancelled if there is a risk of rain or wind of 40 km/h or more.


Weekly activities
Outdoor cinema (organized in partnership with Cinélune)
August 19 at 8 p.m.: La famille de la forêt (documentary, in french)
Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.: Grande chaîne (documentary, in french)
Sept. 2 at 7:30 pm: Katak, le brave béluga (family film, in french)
Sept. 9 at 7:30 pm: Coco ferme (family film, in french)
Activity cancelled if there is a risk of rain or wind of 40 km/h or more


Desjardins musical evenings, 6:30 pm

From June 26 to August 15: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (activated in the hydrobase in case of rain, limited places)


Wood carving demonstrations with Luc-André Plourde

From July 4 to August 29: Tuesdays during the day (cancelled in case of rain)

Outdoor exhibition from July to September


Gaspé’s public markets

July 8 to October 7: Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tai Chi initiations

From July 7 to August 25: Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (cancelled in case of rain)


* June 1: 5 à 7 for Gaspésie Day (organized by Place aux jeunes and the Service d’accueil des nouveaux arrivants)
* June 3: Community Activity Day (organized by Vision Gaspé-Percé Now)
* June 15: Activity for the World Day against Elder Abuse (organized by FADOQ-GÎM and the Table de la bientraitance Côte-de-Gaspé)
* June 16: Outdoor cinema for the National Day: Dans une galaxie près de chez vous (in french)
* June 24: Festivities for the National Québec Holiday (in collaboration with Destination Gaspé and the City of Gaspé)
* July 16: Historical conference with Jacques Bouchard and Tom Eden (in collaboration with the Baie-des-Chaleurs Military Museum)
* July 21: Tammy Adams show
* July 22: Le Grand Barbouill’Art (organized by the Groupement d’artistes en arts visuels de la Gaspésie)
* August 10 to 13: Special activities for the Festival de Musique du Bout du Monde
* Sept. 9: Kidney Foundation of Canada Walk
* Sept. 29: Outdoor screening for the Journées de la Culture (in collaboration with the Centre de Création Diffusion de Gaspé and the City of Gaspé)
* Dec. 2: Christmas Eve at Birthplace of Canada (organized as part of Noël du bout du monde)



From June 24 to September 4, come and enjoy the water directly in downtown Gaspé with our partner, York Expédition!

Proposed activities :
* Kayak, canoe, pedal boat and paddle board rentals
* Guided historical tour: 2-hour night trips with historical themes
* All departures will be from the Birthplace of Canada site

New in 2023: a paddleboard adapted for wheelchairs, a set of adaptation of a seated paddleboard and three double kayaks. A brand new transactional website will also be available this summer to make your reservations online.

The Birthplace of Canada team would like to thank its major partners for the 2023 season: the City of Gaspé, Desjardins de la pointe de la Gaspésie and LM Windpower. We would also like to thank all of our partners, employees and volunteers who allow the organization to pursue its mission!