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Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce

4 Rue du Quai, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada
+1 418-782-2240
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A special place well worth the diversion

On a month long trip to the East coast of Canada we made the great choice to include Perce Rock and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John G
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Gannet bird colony

If you are interested to see 80,000+ birds nesting in one place, definitely go here. The boat ride... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jaitiv
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Mississauga, Canada
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Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce stands out with its rich natural, historic, and geological heritage. Sculpted by time and the sea, at the Gaspe Peninsula's tip, it has the fortress of Bonaventure Island and the magnificent stone vessel of Perce Rock-Quebec'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.
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“gannet colony” (44 reviews)
“boat ride” (26 reviews)
“perce rock” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4 Rue du Quai, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a month long trip to the East coast of Canada we made the great choice to include Perce Rock and a boat tour which included I'lle de Bonaventure.The whole trip is easily manageable in a day including a cross island hike to see the...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested to see 80,000+ birds nesting in one place, definitely go here. The boat ride to the island is nice too, it can get bit choppy, try to sit on top to get a better view of the birds on the cliffs....More

Thank Jaitiv
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great hiking trails, hundreds of Gannetts, great views of the Perce Rock and Perce town. Give your self 2 to 3 hours and remember that the ferry ends at 4 P.M..

Thank Grantedwards358
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Just to be clear, in hight season the ferry ends at 5 P.M..

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money and trek BUT do not go if you are not in decent shape and can walk uphill continuously for 1 1/3 Mile and then downhill the same- wear good shoes and take your time. Getting close to the Birds was AMAZING!

Thank suzannesg
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We caught the 9 am boat out to the island. A 50 minute cruise around the rock and the island was fantastic. Views of the birds and seals were fabulous. Arrived at the island and had a presentation in both French and English explaining the...More

Thank frizzy63
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for that complete review. We are pleased to see that you were connected with the nature at the Bonaventure Island.

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We had a hard time finding out how to visit this park: however, it turned out to be the best day of our whole trip. I'll try to give some information about how to visit Bonaventure Island that might help you. The park is located...More

Thank CKT808
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for this great and complete review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I confirm that we are working to clarify the information on how to visit Bonaventure Island. It definitely clear that your not the only one who have...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful afternoon on Bonaventure island. Felt like being in national geographic. So many birds , fou de bassan, so close. U need at least 3-4hours in order to walk around the island. Not to hard if u that your time

Thank LorenaMontreal
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great trip. Lots to see. History was made here. Don't miss out. Birds, seals, maybe a whale or two.

Thank Bob B
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your positive comment. We hope to see you again in the park.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

As we drove down the hill into Perce there was a ring of mist around the rock which was very pretty. You can walk down and over the causeway and get up close. The town is very attractive but a little touristy.

Thank walkerhb
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

The boat trip was well worth the $35 per adult that we paid to access the island. The boat took us around Rocher Perce and on a slow cruise past the cliffs of Bonaventure so that we could see the antics of many gannets and...More

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Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for this great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Joe B
2 October 2017|
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Response from Gregg_McCabe | Reviewed this property |
The park is open from about 9am and the last boat leaves at 4 and then there is no one left on the island. I am not certain about closure but I assume it closes with winter weather making it to dangerous to cross by boat.
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3 August 2017|
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Response from Caroline C | Property representative |
Yes it's possible! You have to let your kayak near the wharf. The access to the parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is $8.50 / adult and free for the children. Enjoy your visit!
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Sarah S
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Response from SylvieMP | Reviewed this property |
Minimum : 3 hours . Bare bare min but that means you take the 8:30am direct boat (No touring) and take shortest paths and time yourself for return. We did the tour of the island, took longest paths to explore, had pic... More
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