Port-Daniel, one of the
oldest and most beautiful villages in Gaspésie, lies in
the Bay of Chaleur, between Percé and Bonaventure. On July
4, 1534, Jacques Cartier first set foot in America on this very
spot. The village was renamed later on in honor of Charles Daniel,
a French captain.
Taking advantage of the
fame that commercial travellers have bestowed on Port-Daniel,
its inhabitants will charm you with their warm reception, including
their special unique way of speaking with their ancestors' Scottish,
Irish, Jerseyan and Acadian accents. Furthermore, wherever you
look, you will be greeted by enchanting sparkling sceneries, including
a magnificent sand beach surrounding a cove named "Epsegeneg"
(the place where we can warm ourselves up) by the Micmac people.
Nearby, via a secondary road, a wildlife sanctuary makes a display
of its treasures. At the bend in the path, another secret unfolds
before you: a 190-meter-long railway tunnel.