Percé UNESCO Global Geopark

180, route 132 ouest
Percé (Quebec) Canada
G0C 2L0

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The Percé UNESCO Global Geopark offers geology buffs, adventure lovers and thrill seekers a unique opportunity to discover 500 million years of Earth’s history. This site is a fun and easily accessible way to enjoy the exceptional beauty of Percé and discover the secrets of this area. A multitude of activities await you here.

Tektonik, a fun and immersive multimedia experience that offers an overview of the geological and heritage features of Percé, will introduce visitors to 23 geosites anchored by majestic Percé Rock. Come and listen to the legends whispered by stones for millions of years. You can travel back in time to meet Agathe, a mysterious fortune-teller, while witnessing the spectacular formation of legendary Percé Rock.

A network of 18 km (11 mi.) of hiking trails is available for visitors seeking spectacular views and physical activity. From the Magic Forest to a cave via a crevasse and the surveyors’ trail, see Percé from another angle and observe interesting geological phenomena. Along the way, you can rest on benches and admire the view from various lookouts. Most of the trails are intermediate level. See a map of the trails.

You can also participate in guided hikes with qualified guides to discover 500 million years of Earth’s history. Two different hikes that last about 1.5 hours each are offered to introduce you to the captivating geological history of Percé.

Since June 2017, visitors and hikers can access the geopark’s suspended glass platform. Are you brave enough to venture out above the void? Put your fear of heights to the test and soak up breathtaking views of Percé and the surrounding area! Perched on the side of a cliff at an altitude of 200 metres (660 feet), the platform will appeal to thrill seekers. There is also a space for hikers to sit and rest for a moment while they admire the view.

The Legend of Gluskap is a 12-minute short film telling the fascinating story of Gluskap, a legendary hero and Mi’gmaq deity. The film is screened outdoors every night at 9 p.m. from June to mid-October. On Fridays, the screening is followed by an opportunity to meet a representative of the Mi’gmaq Gespeg First Nation around a campfire.

The indoor playroom with a starry ceiling in the Experiential Pavilion will delight families. Spacious and innovative, this installation offers a large space featuring nets and a floor that resembles the seabed. Come and play, climb and twirl in the coolest indoor playroom in the region!

Opening dates

Open year-round


July 15 to September 4: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rest of the year: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tektonik: $15 (16+)/$10 (6-15); suspended glass platform: $11 (16+)/$8 (6-15); shuttle to the platform: $6 (16+)/$5 (6-15); The Legend of Gluskap and children under 6: free. Group rates available upon request.

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the trails and lookouts in the Percé UNESCO Global Geopark. You can wander through the Magic Forest; see a bottomless hole, a crevasse and a cave; and take amazing photos!
Gardens, Parks and Natural Sites
The Percé UNESCO Global Geopark offers a unique multi-activity adventure: 18 km (11 mi.) of trails with lookouts, 23 geosites, a suspended glass platform, guided hikes and a multimedia room. Breathtaking photo opportunities guaranteed!
Interpretation Sites
Discover 500 million years of Earth’s history! The Tektonik multimedia room showcases the fascinating geological history of this area as well as the extraordinary beauty of 23 geosites. This is an opportunity to discover another side of Percé.
The Percé UNESCO Global Geopark offers geology buffs, adventure lovers and thrill seekers a unique opportunity to discover 500 million years of Earth’s history.


  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • Other: shuttle service and 4-season glamping tents (furnished, insulated and heated)
  • Guide services

How to get there

The geopark is located on Route 132.

The closest airport is the Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport in Gaspé, which is about 50 km (30 mi.) away.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Canadian Geoparks Network
  • Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  • Québec Museums Association (SMQ) (for the Tektonik exhibition)


  • Finalist for the Prix Hector-Fabre (2020)
  • Winner of a Numix Award (2018)
  • Excellence prize awarded by the SMQ for Tektonik (2018)
  • Cooperative of the Year prize awarded by MRC du Rocher-Percé (2017)

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