Hiking Trails in Bonaventure Island, Perce

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
On a visit to Hiking Trails in Bonaventure Island, a national park brimming with birdlife, hike along trails to discover North America's largest colony of gannets. Once inhabited by humans, this small island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has become home to over 200,000 birds, of which Northern gannets number 120,000. Explore the four different trails on offer, while taking in the sweeping views. If you follow the Le Chemin du Roy trail, keep an eye out for seals swimming in the bays below. Stop at the various viewpoints along the way, some of which offer views of one of the largest natural arches in the world. Walk the trails on your own, or opt for a more historical tour of the island with a park warden. With just one cafe on the island, you may want to pack a picnic to avoid an overpriced lunch stop. Make Hiking Trails in Bonaventure Island a part of your Perce vacation plans using our Perce vacation planner.
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  • This island has a rookery of many thousands of gannets and the hiking trail we took leads right to the birds. They are not afraid of humans so the opportunity is for photos is wonderful. 
  • Take your time! The grand tour of 8 km is exceptional, alternating coasts and forests. The highlight of the show: the colony of gannets. 120000 birds with their young at a few meters from you! Remarkable facilities. Lovers of nature and photos will be filled. An exceptional place
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  • We enjoyed our 5.6 Km hike to the gannet colony and especially enjoyed watching the interactions among the gannet couples and gannets diving into the bay for fish 
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