Moving from Montreal to Gaspé

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Important information you need to know before moving from Montreal to Gaspé (Gaspesie). Gaspé is a city in Quebec known for its natural beauty and its history that dates back to July 1534, when Jacques Cartier made a stopover in Gaspé Bay and took possession of New France which is now called the Canada. Currently, the city has a population of approximately 14,819, the majority of whom are French-speaking, with a minority of residents who speak English.

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Although the town of Gaspé has an economy based on tourism, nevertheless it still makes an excellent location for those planning a long distance move from Montreal to Gaspé.

Geographically, Gaspé is located 910 km northeast of Montreal, with approximately 11 hours and 28 minutes of driving which can vary depending on the speed of your vehicle, as well as your route. The most direct route to Gaspé remains Highway 20 East. Most of your trip will be on this road, before turning right to QC-132 East. Continue on Highway Jean Lesage / Highway 20 East. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit which leads onto Boulevard Gaboury/QC-132 E. Turn right onto Route de la Mer/QC-132 Est.

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Turn left then right to stay on QC-132 East. Turn right on rue Bellevue/QC-132E and once again turn slightly right on Montée Rivière Morris/QC-197 Sud. You have now arrived in the town of Gaspé. It is very important to bring appropriate road maps and a portable GPS system during the trip in order to avoid any possible errors during the trip and the move. En route to Gaspé, you will pass through a number of towns such as Saint-Hyacinthe, Drummondville, Quebec City, Montmagny, La Pocatière, Saint-Pascal, Rivière-du-Loup, Trois Pistoles, Rimouski, Marsoui, to what you will eventually arrive at the destination.

Gaspé is considered a Canadian peninsula and is divided into five different regions: La Côte, Haute-Gaspésie, La Pointe, Baie des Chaleurs and the Matapédia Valley.

Passage à la Côte is considered the entrance to the Gaspésie region and most often the starting point for those moving from Montreal. The village of Métis-sur-Mer is the most popular vacation spot in this region.

In Haute-Gaspésie, there are mountains that are considered the highest peaks in southern Quebec. The move from Montreal to certain villages in Haute-Gaspésie could be considerably a pleasant experience for the natural beauty especially east of the Tourelle village.

The Pointe region is made up of two different areas, including the town of Percé, which is home to the famous Rocher Percé. This area is well known for its fishing industry, restaurants and local museums. The area south of Pointe is markedly flat with a number of farms and ports such as the port of Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé. Often moving to the Point is easier compared to other areas because of the flat terrain.

Baie des Chaleurs is considered the warmest place in all of Gaspésie, with a number of tourist spots like Pointe-à-la-Croix, which is also the "gateway" to New Brunswick. One of the most popular villages in this area would be Port-Daniel for its capes filled with fossils and other natural beauties. Moving to Baie des Chaleurs can be a bit difficult due to the number of steep roads associated with the mountains.

The Matapédia Valley is the only intercoastal region of Gaspésie. It is known for being a great salmon fishing area and for its small villages like Sainte-Thérèse-de-Mérici with many hiking trails which may be the most popular and pleasant place to settle down if you plan to move from Montreal to Gaspé.

Gaspé has a number of post-secondary educational institutions that act as community colleges in the region. To name a few, Reeves College and CDI College which offer full and part time Career Degrees. The University of Quebec at Rimouski also has a camp in the Gaspé Peninsula with a number of different programs for over 32,000 graduates in the past. The campus is a French-speaking institution that maintains close ties with the local community.

Unfortunately, there is no public transportation service in Gaspé. However, there are other modes of transportation, including two private bus companies that offer routes that connect this beautiful city to Montreal and Quebec City. Orléans Express-Autocar and Transport Russell Langlais can provide short and long distance transportation services. Do some research to better know which company is right for you and which suits your occasion perfectly.

Quite often, choosing a new home or apartment can be the most interesting and exciting part of a move for the whole family. In Gaspé, there are different types of housing; from duplexes to bungalows that are currently on the market. Learning about local laws and provincial legislation will keep you ahead of the game when choosing a house or apartment. Also, do some research to find out about average house prices as this will not only help you make a good purchase, but also help you prepare better when negotiating with a prospective landlord or real estate agent. The choice of real estate is vast, it's just a matter of preference for you and your family which could vary according to your family budget.

Tourism forms one of the most important parts of the local and regional economy. Gaspé has amazing landscapes that attract thousands of visitors every summer to enjoy what nature has to offer. Gaspé is home to the Musée de Gaspé which has been recently renovated and has great history and information on the heritage of Quebec and the region and in general on the history of Gaspé.

It would be a great idea to visit the city before your final move. This will allow you to not only get to know the streets of the city better, but it will also give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the local conditions and enjoy what the city has to offer. There are a number of restaurants and affordable accommodations. Some of the most popular restaurants may vary in specialty such as seafood, bistro or classic Canadian cuisine. There are a large number of hotels available due to the large number of tourists, Le Motel du Haut Phare, and Gite Aux Portes Du Parc are two of the most popular for their excellent service as well as affordable prices.

Residential move from Montreal to Gaspé can be accomplished in a successful and stress-free manner with enough financial planning and work organization. Be sure to choose a moving company that has experience in long-distance moving or that has already done moving work to Gaspé. This will ensure professionalism, speed and quality of work. Your mind will therefore be at ease knowing that you have taken the appropriate and necessary steps to select the best moving company for such an important transition.

Moving from Montreal to Gaspé could be a complicated affair, with many steps involved to ensure that everything goes smoothly and with great care and precision. Thus, finding a reliable and experienced company in long distance moving is very important.

A reliable and skillful moving company can undoubtedly give you satisfaction and peace of mind. As a result, you can concentrate on other tasks during the move and save your valuable time.

Without proper research, you may not receive quality service. Check the references of the moving company, find comments from former clients and their level of satisfaction with the work carried out by the company in question, find out if the moving company that you choose is doing or has already done in the past moving work to the city you want to move there to live. 

If you have a piano to move from Montreal to Gaspé or a pool table, ask if the movers have the experience and all the necessary equipment for moving!

By choosing the ALEX economical moving service – you will ensure that your belongings and belongings will be handled safely and professionally, and that it will all be done as quickly as possible. The choice is yours!

Good luck and happy moving!