This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. To help you make friends with Sainte-Anne-des-Monts before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is a smaller town located right on the waterfront of the St. Lawrence River -- there isn't much to see and do here other than the odd hike and lazing around on the beach, but it is a great place to base yourself for exploring the Gaspesie National Park (this is located south of the town and the main turnoffs are signed).
The park is home to the Chic Choc and McGerigle mountain ranges and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on the Gaspe Peninsula. There is an abundance of different hiking trails -- part of which belong to the International Appalachian Trail -- you can gather more information on these at the Interpretation Center upon entering the park. The park is also home to a herd of caribou and moose can quite frequently be seen in parts of the park around Lac Paul. The staff at the Interpretation Center can also give you information about the best times and places to see the animals.
Hostels within Sainte-Anne-des-Monts are scattered in and around the town and some of them are located quite a distance from the amenities; as the city is very spread out, if you do not have a car, you should thoroughly research your hostels for location, especially if you need to be close to food and other amenities.
Written by local enthusiast for Sainte-Anne-des-Monts hostelsGlobetrotter