<p>Gaspe is a small city at the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula, an area also known as Gaspesie. This region offers a whole different side of the province of Quebec, with wild coastlines, lush national…
Gaspe is a small city at the tip of the Gaspe Peninsula, an area also known as Gaspesie. This region offers a whole different side of the province of Quebec, with wild coastlines, lush national parks and countless lighthouses dotted along the shoreline. The city of Gaspe is also historically significant for Canada, as it’s where Jacques Cartier landed and claimed ‘New France’ in the 16th century. Much of the attractions here are centred around the coastline, from the bays and beaches to its scenic waterfront vistas. That said, the region is best explored by car as it is quite spread out, so picking up a Gaspe Airport car rental upon arrival will help you to see as much of it as possible.
Naturally, this area is ripe for road trips. Follow the coastline for 4.5 hours to enjoy incredible views along the St Lawrence River as you drive towards Mont Joli. Or, you can follow the coastline in the opposite direction to drive a little over 5 hours down to Bathurst, another small city with views of the coast, over the border in New Brunswick.
Booking a car hire in Gaspe with AirportRentals.com
With multiple rental brands offering car hire at Gaspe Airport, the quickest and easiest way to compare all available deals is to use Airport Rentals. This search will pull together information on available vehicles from leading companies into one easy-to-read results page so you can quickly find the perfect rental for your needs.
All you need to do is enter your Gaspé travel dates to begin. Your search generates a list of available vehicles during your time in the city and automatically orders them with the most affordable cars at the top of the page. Each vehicle lists with its main features and any perks that come with booking, and you have the option of saving quotes for later, making a shortlist, or narrowing down the results with filters to help you make a decision.
When you’re ready to book, you can do so securely with Airport Rentals in just a few keystrokes. You will get access to our online reservation management system, 24/7 customer support, and free booking benefits.
Introducing Gaspe Airport
Gaspe Airport, also known as Michel-Pouliot Gaspe Airport (YGP), is a small terminal that services most of the Gaspesie region. Air Canada Express is the only current commercial operator, offering flights to and from Montreal, Quebec, and Ile-de-la-Madeleine.
The terminal only offers basic amenities and facilities, including a vending machine for snacks, bathrooms, and a waiting area. You will find the car rental desks inside the terminal ready for when you arrive to pick up your Gaspe Airport car hire.
Your guide to driving a rental car in Gaspe
Driving from Gaspe Airport to town
The Gaspe Airport is nine kilometres south of the city, so it will take roughly ten minutes to make this drive. When you leave the terminal, follow Route de l'Aéroport and turn left onto Route de l’Envol. When you reach the highway - Boulevard de York S - turn left again and follow this road as it heads straight into Gaspe.
Tips for driving in Gaspe
Prepare to pick up your Gaspe Airport car rental by reading a few helpful tips on what you can expect from the local driving conditions and rules:
● It can help to learn a few key words and phrases in French to help you understand local road signs.
● Read our winter driving tips if you plan to visit during the colder months to prepare for the conditions.
● You can turn right on a red light in Quebec, except for on the Island of Montreal.
● In Quebec, the left lane is only for passing.
Parking at Gaspe Airport
There is a small parking lot outside the terminal. You can park here for free.
Parking in Gaspe
There is both on-street parking and parking garage availability in Gaspe. However, note that on-street parking is forbidden in town from November to April from midnight to 7 am to allow for snow clearing, so you’ll need to park with your accommodation provider or in a garage overnight during winter.