Travelling by Air

Air Canada provides daily flight service between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec or Bathurst, New Brunswick. There are two scheduled flights both to and from each location daily. Camp Bonaventure is a two-hour drive from both Gaspé and Bathurst. You can either rent a car at the airport or we can pick you up and bring you back.

We are equipped with 6000-foot paved landing strip to accommodate private aircraft. For pilots, our airport code is CYVB.

We provide a pick-up and drop-off service from both Gaspé and Bathurst airports. The cost for each way is $250.

With advance notice we are able to provide you or your group with individually tailored executive aircraft charter service ~ from a twin engine turbo-prop to a wide-bodied jet with intercontinental range. We strongley recommend Independent Jets for a reliable and professional service. 

What to pack

Having the proper clothing and equipment is an essential ingredient for a successful trip. We have put together a list that we hope will assist you in preparing for your vacation. Having the right gear will make your trip much more enjoyable. If you have any questions on what to bring, please contact us.

The weather on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula is very similar to that of the Northeast United States. Summer temperatures may vary from 18-30 Celsius (65-85 Fahrenheit), with June and September being the cooler months. Water temperatures vary from 10 to 15 Celsius ( 50-60 Fahrenheit). We don’t experience many rainy days but we do have showers and thunder showers from time to time. It’s always best to be prepared. 

Traveling By Train

An overnight train from Montreal is also available and is an interesting and enjoyable way to begin and end your trip. The train is equipped with private bedrooms, showers, lounge car and dining car. The train schedule allows for a full day’s fishing on your first and last days at Camp Bonaventure. The train schedule is favorable for anyone flying into Montreal with a scheduled departure from Montreal at 6:15 pm and an arrival at 7:45 am in the town of Bonaventure, only ten minutes from the Lodge. Departure from Bonaventure is at 7:30 pm, arriving in Montreal at 8:15 am the next morning. The train schedule allows you to have breakfast with us on your first day and an early dinner on your last.

Non Fishing Activities

The Gaspé Peninsula is rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty and offers many activities for the non-fisherperson. This special region of Quebec has its own identity and its warm proud people readily share their enthusiasm for life with visitors. The original settlers of the region were of both French and English descent and nearby historical sites depict the lives of those early settlers. Both languages are now commonly used throughout the region. Camp Bonaventure is ideally situated, about midway along the south coast of the peninsula, for visiting many of its attractions.