Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé

4, rue du Quai (office)

La Neigère, rue du Quai
Percé (Quebec) Canada
G0C 2L0
Phone:
+418 782-2240
Fax:
+418 782-2241
Email:
parc.ibrperce@sepaq.com

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Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 116,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. Bonaventure Island also offers four hiking trails and a historic heritage trail that reflects the island’s prosperous past.

Discover the historic and natural heritage (including wildlife and geology) of the Percé region at the Discovery and Visitors Centre in the historic Charles Robin sector. Visit the La Neigère Information Centre for information about the services and activities offered in the park as well as to pay admission fees. 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 interpretive 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 116,000 northern gannets.

Percé Rock is the park’s main attraction. This impressive stone monolith is 471 metres (1545 feet) wide and is home to many birds: razorbills, cormorants and black-legged kittiwakes breed here every year.

Warning: Walking along the walls of Percé Rock and Mont Joli is extremely dangerous at all times.


Opening dates

May 21 to October 8


Schedule

May 21 to June 3 and September 16 to October 8: from 9 am to 4 pm. June 4 to September 15: from 9 am to 5 pm.

Cost

Parcs Québec rates to access the site (+ rates for boat excursion, if applicable)

Reservations

Required for groups only

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

National Parks
Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé protects a very rich cultural, historic and natural heritage. Come and discover majestic Percé Rock along with the impressive colony of northern gannets on Bonaventure Island!
Whale Watching
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.
Hiking
Hikers can soak up island atmosphere along four trails totalling 15 km (9 mi.) on Bonaventure Island.
Sea Kayaking
In partnership with Avolo in Percé, explore this maritime environment during a guided sea kayaking excursion in the marine sector surrounding Bonaventure Island.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
In partnership with Club Nautique de Percé, Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé offers scuba diving activities in the marine sector surrounding Bonaventure Island.
Sea Excursions
To get to the park, participate in a 45-minute sea excursion with one of our two private cruise companies. A park naturalist will be on board to introduce you to the natural environment of Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock.
Wildlife Observation
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.
Interpretation Sites
Learn all about the birds in the park: their nesting habits, etc. Find out how Percé Rock got its name and where Bonaventure Island came from. Discover the park’s architectural heritage, which reflects the fishing operations of the Jersey companies.
Maritime Heritage
Participate in discovery activities on the history of the Jersey 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.
Regional Flavours
Located on the island, the Margaulx restaurant offers a menu inspired by the sea: soups (including the popular fish soup), salads, sandwiches (lobster, crab, shrimp, chicken, ham, etc.), desserts, drinks and local beer.
Bird Watching
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.


Services

  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Other: Parking
  • Guide services

How to get there

Bonaventure Island sector: private boat excursions to Bonaventure Island available from the Percé wharf

Charles Robin sector: via Rue du Quai, in Percé

Percé Rock sector: walking along the walls of Percé Rock and Mt. Joli is extremely dangerous at all times

Marine sector: 100 metres (330 feet) around Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parcs Québec network (SÉPAQ)
  • Tourisme Gaspésie

Distinctions

  • Certified Quality Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Gaspésie network of museums and heritage sites (RMPG)

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