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On the basis of the areal distribution of glacial erosional and depositional features, western Gaspé is divided into four zones. From north to south, glacial erosion increases in depth and the deposits become thicker across Zones I and II; they are absent in Zone III, and reappear in Zone IV. Zone II also includes high-altitude occurrences of periglacial features which formed prior to the last glacial maximum. Glaciation in Gaspé began in the highlands with the development of an ice cap which had a frozen base over the periglacial deposits protecting them from erosion, while elsewhere in the highlands it...

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