Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé stands out with its rich natural, historic, and geological heritage. Sculpted by time and the sea, at the Gaspé Peninsula’s tip, it has the fortress of Bonaventure Island and the magnificent stone vessel of Percé Rock-Québec’s tourism emblem. Its outstanding flora and fauna, including its famous colony of Northern Gannets make it a must-see for visitors, as do the island’s old homes-the last witnesses to the way the islanders lived a century ago.
Boat and island tours are offered from May to October. The island features five hiking trails. Park wardens and naturalists also offer guided bird, fossil and geology walks and tours.
Four trails, for a total of 15 km, will delight you with the enchanting atmosphere of the Bonaventure Island sector. You’ll never be very far from the sea as you discover meadows, fields, evergreen forests and ... the impressive Northern Gannet colony.
How to get there: Google Maps
Categories: Aquatic activities, Attractions, Sports and outdoor activities, Canoeing, Kayaking, Beach, Boat tours and cruises, Wildlife observation, Hiking, Scenic Lookouts
Card created: 04/2013 (last modified: 03/2017)
GPS coordinates: 48°31'13.2"N, 64°12'37.82"W
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