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

4 Rue du Quai | 4 Rue du Quai, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada
+1 418-782-2240
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The road less travelled

The Gannet colony on the far side of the island is a must-see. Bucket list worthy, actually... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lawrence P
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Gorham, Maine
Boat tour and gannet colonies

The colony of northern gannts is a sight to be seen. It's like a whole city of birds, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
musicalclara
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Truro, 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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  • Terrible0%
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4 Rue du Quai | 4 Rue du Quai, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Gannet colony on the far side of the island is a must-see. Bucket list worthy, actually. 100,000+ nesting birds with their chicks this July. The sight, the sound, the smell... what an awesome privilege to experience this extraordinary place. Thank you SEPAQ! To do...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The colony of northern gannts is a sight to be seen. It's like a whole city of birds, with fascinating antics to watch. Observe the birds fighting, loving, playing in their natural habitat. The baby chicks are adorable. The cliffs are a sea of birds....More

1  Thank musicalclara
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. We are delighted that you had a good time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is very scared of boats but we had a lovely trip. A man on the boat allowed us to go right in front of the boat. The view was amazing and the service also. On the island you have the option to stay...More

1  Thank Carrie-ann D
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for that positive comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in the park with your children. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picturesque cliffs and island. To really appreciate the island, you need to see it from a boat. Hiking was easy and interesting, with the mist and birds. But not much to do for adults on the island aside this and visiting a few historical homes....More

1  Thank Krys1
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. We are delighted that you had a good time with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trails. A couple picnic tables midway in the trails would be nice. But everything else is prefect. We could not believe the amount of birds.

Thank Virageault
Caroline C, Responsable des relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for that comment! We are pleased to read that it was a great experience for you! We take your idea for the future. See you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to Bonaventure Island is an active experience. Besides the history of one of Canada's first fishing villages, nature abounds. The walk to the largest nesting site of garnets in North America (50,000+ nesting pairs) is worth the time. While there, a fox nonchalantly strolled...More

Thank Bronco1975
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this good comment. Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 110,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. We are pleased to read that you enjoy your visit and...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

On June 9, we took the trail leading to the colonies of gannets. After a walk of 2.8 km we arrived at the other side of the island and could watch thousand of couples of gannets incubating their eggs or arriving from the sea with...More

2  Thank Sisyphe07
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for this good comment. Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 110,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. In june, this is indeed the perfect time to watch thousand...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We took the trip round Perce Rick and Isle Bonaventure, the boat was quite crowded but it was good to see the Rick from all angles and there were so many birds in the island it was fascinating. The commentary was a but repetitive, he...More

Thank supersal4
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your comment. Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 110,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. We are pleased to read that you enjoy your visit. We hope...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Boat tour to the island was beautiful, taking you to Le Roche and then around the side of the island to see some of the over 200000 birds that visit the island, truly amazing. Make sure you book early in the morning to make the...More

Thank Caitlin W
Caroline C, Responsable relations clients at Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your comment. Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 110,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. The island also offers four hiking trails and a historic heritage trail...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We bought our tickets ($30 per person) for the tour boat as soon as we arrived in Perce. We had to wait in line on the wharf to board until the second boat came back to Perce. It wasn't a long wait about a half...More

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AravindBabu
14 June 2017|
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Response from Caroline C | Property representative |
Hello Mr Mills, There are two private cruise companies (Croisières Julien Cloutier et Les Bateliers de Percé) to go on the Bonaventure island and there are a lot of departure each day so you don't need to book. You will... More
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Antonio M
26 March 2017|
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Response from LeeJaye1 | Reviewed this property |
The price is about $30-$40 for the normal tour with the island, which is 45 minutes long (plus 15 minutes to get back). There are shorter and longer tours available also. There was damage to the wharf this winter so they... More
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Response from PanchitoMontreal | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are no steep hikes to do, the trails go up gradually. This being said you still need to be in "normal shape" to do them at a decent pace. There are some spots where there is a bench where one can sit and take a... More
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