Abandoned houses in Gaspesie
Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Beyond the Rocher Percé, gannets and other tourist attractions in Gaspesie

Gaspésie (Quebec), Canada

Beyond the tourist beauties we are used to see when we visit the Gaspesie, it can be found hundreds of abandoned houses that show those old days when the region had not yet suffered the wrath of the rural exodus.

If the economy of the region now depends on the tourist flow that comes contemplate Perce Rock, Bonaventure Island, the small villages like Mont-Saint-Pierre on horseback between the mountains and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, it was a time not so far away when the region had many farms and countless crab fishermen, lobster, cod and more.

Yes, the Gaspesie is beautiful and scenery are breathtaking. After long hours of road, the visitor is rewarded with its tourist attractions and the friendliness of its people. But beyond that, there are these beautiful abandoned houses who are trying to stay straight and proud, despite the salty sea air.

A rurex lover will find what he is looking for. By staying on the main roads, he will find abandoned houses, remained intact despite the weather. Kept away by distance, vandals have not yet damaged these buildings. Only the humidity have created some damage to these buildings. Barricaded and often inaccessible, these old houses made with wooden cedar are the delight of photographers who find these rural treasures.

Related content

The Purple rain
The Madeleine islands, Quebec (Canada)

The Madeleine islands are an eleven islands archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. While most are interconnected by bridges or dams, some are isolated and far away from the main land.

The islands are known for their...

The former Iraqi consulate in Montreal
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Popularized by a french CBC tv show, the former Iraqi consulate in Montreal is abandoned since 1980. Built by architect Jacques Vincent, the house is sold to the Consulate of Iraq in 1979 for the amount of $ 365,000. By the way, the same house...

Old abandoned gym in the Dorea Institute
Franklin, Quebec (Canada)

Located in Franklin, southwest of Montreal, the story of the now abandoned Dorea Institute is told by bits and pieces. Not that its story is marked by horrors (…or maybe it is?), but it is rather difficult to find accurate information on the...

Shannon Park
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Built in 1949 on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Shannon Park is a former site of the Department of National Defence (DND) that stretches on over 96.5 acres (38.8 hectares). While the site was gradually abandoned at the turn of 2000,...