Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 120,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. The island also offers four hiking trails and a historic heritage trail that reflects Bonaventure Island’s prosperous past.
Discover the historic and natural heritage of the Percé region at the interpretation centre
in the historic Charles-Robin sector. Visit the La Neigère Information Centre for information about the services and activities offered in the park. And don’t forget to stop in our nature boutique!
Experience an unforgettable excursion on Bonaventure Island
and wander from one wonderful discovery to another by taking advantage of the interpretation activities offered by experienced park wardens, who are also naturalists. Dive into the history of the fisheries with them by visiting Le Boutillier House, follow them closely during a guided hike and enjoy the activities held at the northern gannet colony. Without a doubt, the high point of your visit will be the sight of 200,000 birds nesting on the island, including 120,000 northern gannets.
Accompanied by a park warden, learn about the history of Percé Rock
, from its origins to today, at the Mont-Joli lookout.Warning:
Walking along the sides of Percé Rock can be very risky.
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about Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park!
- Opening dates
From May 31 to October 7
- Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- $6.50/adult, $3/child aged 6 to 17, $5.75/person in an organized tour, $9.50/family (1 adult plus children), $13/family (2 adults plus children)
- Required for groups at the interpretation centre
- Payment methods
- Activities available in summer
Gardens and Natural Science
Learn all about the birds in the park: their feeding, breeding and nesting habits, etc. Find out how Percé Rock got its name, where Bonaventure Island came from, how the surrounding mountains were formed, etc.
Participate in a discovery activity with a naturalist guide who will lead you along the colony trails on Bonaventure Island.
Hikers can soak up island atmosphere along four trails totalling 15 km (9 mi.) on Bonaventure Island.
Discover the park’s architectural heritage, which reflects the fishing operations of the Jersey Island companies. The park’s beautiful architecture reflects major economic activities in the 18th and 19th centuries in Gaspésie.
The park's interpretation centre will introduce you to the main themes of the park to prepare you for your nature trail hike.
Participate in discovery activities on the history of the Jersey Island companies as well as their development and dominance in the region. Visit the residence of the manager of the Le Boutillier Brothers, an Anglo-Norman cod fishing company.
Visit Le Boutillier House, the residence of the manager of the Le Boutillier Brothers, an Anglo-Norman cod fishing company established on Bonaventure Island in the 19th century.
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park protects a very rich cultural, historic and natural heritage. Come and discover majestic Percé Rock along with Bonaventure Island and its impressive colony of northern gannets!
In partnership with Club Nautique de Percé, Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park offers scuba diving activities in the marine zone surrounding Bonaventure Island.
To get to the park, participate in a 45-minute sea excursion with one of our three private cruise companies. A park naturalist will be on board to introduce you to the natural environment of Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock.
In partnership with Club Nautique de Percé, explore the marine zone around Bonaventure Island during a guided sea kayaking excursion.
Take in the marine scenery from another angle while you enjoy the beauty of the park during a sea excursion: see both sides of Percé Rock as well as the bird colony on Bonaventure Island. If you are lucky, you might even spot the blow of a whale.
This park is home to one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in North America, including the largest accessible northern gannet colony in the world. During a boat excursion around the park, you may also spot marine mammals.
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No pets allowed
Restaurant or snack bar
- How to get there
Bonaventure Island sector: via the Percé wharf
Interpretation centre sector: via Rue du Quai
Percé Rock sector: via Rue du Mont-Joli
- Affiliations and distinctions
Parcs Québec network
Certified Quality Tourisme Gaspésie