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.
May 21 to October 8
ScheduleMay 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.
CostParcs Québec rates to access the site (+ rates for boat excursion, if applicable)
ReservationsRequired for groups only
- American Express
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- 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
- Parcs Québec network (SÉPAQ)
- Tourisme Gaspésie
- Certified Quality Tourisme Gaspésie
- Gaspésie network of museums and heritage sites (RMPG)