“Information walk” on the Penouille sustainable development project

Specialists, Public to Walk and Talk at the Same Time! 

GASPÉ (Quebec), October 7, 2013 – The Parks Canada team invites you to take part in an “information walk” concerning the Penouille sustainable development project on November 2, from 10 am to 12 pm.

During the last several years, the Penouille peninsula has been subjected to the impacts of shore erosion, rising sea levels and climate change. The Parks Canada team is currently carrying out a development project at Penouille; its purpose is to offer the public a renewed, entertaining and enriching ecotourism experience while also helping to restore the natural dynamic of the shoreline and preserve this outstanding site for future generations.

Penouille Boarding Bridge
Penouille Boarding Bridge
© Parks Canada

“The Penouille peninsula is a natural site of great beauty destined to become a major tourist attraction, not only among the inhabitants of the Gaspé Peninsula but also among visitors and cruise passengers. It is also a fragile habitat that we want to understand, protect and develop with respect so that our descendants may enjoy it too. I thus invite the public to come and view the progress of work on location, engage in some back-and-forth with our specialists, and discover all the facets of this major project,” commented Stéphane Marchand, Parks Canada Superintendent for the Gaspé region.

This information walk, which is open to all, will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the context, significant challenges and main work phases associated with this project. In the company of various Parks Canada specialists, come walk Penouille and see this peninsula from a completely different angle!

Electric Shuttle
Electric Shuttle that will be operated by Escale Gaspésie
Photo: Escale Gaspésie

Persons interested in taking part in this special activity are invited to register by phone at (418) 368-5505 by no later than October 28. Come rain or come shine, departure is from the Penouille Visitor Centre on November 2 at 10 am. Bring along a picnic and water! The walk will end around noon at the tip of the peninsula.

The Parks Canada team is proud to contribute to protecting and presenting the natural and cultural treasure represented by the Penouille peninsula for current and future generations.

Parks Canada works to ensure Canada’s historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at our country’s treasured natural and historic places.