National Geographic ranks the Gaspé Peninsula as one of the most beautiful places in the world during the fall season.\nIt was the only Canadian spot to make the list.\nHere are some reasons to check out the remote region this year.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIf you're looking for a reason this fall to pack up and take a road trip for fall foliage in Quebec, the Gaspé Peninsula should be at the top of your list.\nIt's a bit of a drive from Montreal (close to 10 hours), but that won't mean much once the scenery of this picturesque area unfolds before you. Just the drive to get there is a nature lover's dream.\nLocated at the top of the coast in Eastern Québec, Gaspé lays on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River and is an extraordinary marriage of sea, cliffs, mountains, and forests. Home to Forillon and Gaspésie National Parks, this might just be the most beautiful Quebec area to see the fall foliage.\nEven National Geographic noted the breathtaking views and included it in its top 10 places to see fall leaves in the world. Between the tree leaves turning bright red "reminiscent of the leaf on Canada’s flag" and the backdrop of the St. Lawrence Gulf, it's truly a must-see destination to visit at least once in your life.\nAs the only Canadian spot to make the National Geographic list, that is a huge feat, and one we wholeheartedly agree with.\nChecking out the fall colours has never been so easy. The Gaspé Peninsula is made for hikers of all levels. But if you want to change things up a bit, check out the autumn colours by boat, bike or even by kayak.\nView this post on Instagram Voici des activités qui donneront envie à tous les amateurs de plein air de se rendre en Gaspésie cet automne. Avec au-delà de 25 sommets de plus de 1 000 mètres et des centaines de km de sentiers de tout calibre, la Gaspésie est une destination de choix pour les adeptes de randonnée pédestre. Quel que soit le sentier choisi, de magnifiques points de vue vous attendent, parés des couleurs d’automne. La faune abondante vous promet de belles rencontres, de petite ou de grande envergure. Les plus chanceux pourront même observer des orignaux ou des caribous! 📷Roger St-Laurent Photographe, tour du mont Saint-Alban, Parc national Forillon #gaspesie #gaspesieautomne . . . #exploreqc #explorecanada #quebecmaritime #quebecbythesea #quebecoriginal #quebeccotemer A post shared by Tourisme Gaspésie (@tourismegaspesie) on Sep 9, 2019 at 1:16pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Vive l'automne 🍂🍁🍁#chaletsduparc #siteplagedepenouille #automnegaspesien #gaspesiemesvacances #gaspesiejetaime A post shared by chalets du parc (@chaletsduparc) on Oct 14, 2017 at 2:16pm PDT\nIt's not just the foliage that make this Quebec area so exceptional. While it is a year-round playground, fall may be the best time to visit as October is the perfect whale watching month. Over seven different types of whales visit the Gulf during the month and it's an amazing experience to see them.\nREAD MORE: Two Epic Meteor Showers Will Be Visible Over Montreal Next Month\nThere is so much to see here; islands, red cliffs, lighthouses, beaches. You definitely won't run out of things to do. The beaches aren't a soft white sand, more rough and pebbled. But that just adds to the overall raw beauty.\nView this post on Instagram Ce genre de vue...😍 Dans 1 semaine on change de décor et on va visiter Rouen ! 😊 . #quebec #quebecregion #quebecoriginal #canada #canada🇨🇦 #roadtrip #vanlife #gaspesie #igersquebec #travel #travelling #travellers #frenchblogger #travelphotoblog #photographies #nature #explore #discover #tourism #summer #vacation A post shared by Valentine et Stéphane (@lesvoyagesdevalentine) on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:48pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Hope to see you again real soon, La Gaspésie. I’m officially in love with this place. . Back to chorin! . #gaspe #percé #forillon #gaspesie #quebec #canada #seafood #fishing #wine #whiskey #untilwemeetagain #aurevoir #backtochorin A post shared by Jord (@juhpigeon) on Sep 1, 2019 at 3:33pm PDT\nPosted by Ville de Gaspé on Thursday, October 11, 2018\nA must-see while in Gaspésie is Chaleur Bay, which is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Protected from the wind by massive red cliffs, the bay has warm waters (though October will be chilly) and its own micro-climate.\nView this post on Instagram The stunning landscape of Gaspé peninsula #Gaspe #quebec #canada #forillonnationalpark #drone #dronephotography #dji A post shared by Rajarshi Roychowdhury (@xcitech) on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:21pm PDT\nYes, there are beautiful Quebec spots that are closer to Montreal where you can watch the leaves change. But, in our opinion, the Gaspé Peninsula is in a league of her own and worth every minute of the drive.