The Québec maritime Blog

Jean-Pascal Côté

A certified translator and avid outdoorsman, Jean-Pascal Côté works as a freelance writer and translator in Bas-Saint-Laurent, the region where he was born. He regularly escapes his daily life by going road biking, cycle touring or cyclocross racing, skiing in the mountains of Bas-Saint-Laurent or Western Canada, or sea kayaking on the St. Lawrence River. He is constantly dreaming up new travel plans. He also blogs (on an admittedly irregular basis) about his cycle touring adventures.

Did You Know Percé Rock Used to Have More Than One Hole?

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Percé Rock is a huge rock formation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in Gaspésie. This iconic landmark is impressive in size—the rock is about 450 metres (1475 feet) wide, 90 metres (295 feet) deep and 85 metres (280 metres) high—and is pierced by an arch-shaped hole, carved into the limestone by the sea.

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