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

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On a visit to Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, 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 Parc national de l'Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce a part of your Perce vacation plans using our Perce vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We had bought our boat tickets the day before, as well as our tickets to access Ile Bonaventure. This was a very good plan! The next morning, we were able to walk up the dock right away and line up ea...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Must-have pierced, it is going to see the colonies of gannets on Bonaventure Island. In summer, they are tens of thousands to nest on the island. Take the first boat departure at 9 o'clock for don't get you too much crowd. The most beautiful trail is path - du - Roy. The sight of gannets is just incredible and unique in the world.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Exit key and to the beauty of the place and the meeting with gannets. Him go the boat takes us to tour the rock drilled then toured the island (according to the Sea this may move a little and then take air...). Departure every hour from 9: 00 but starting from 14: 00 as possible to land on the island. On the island several trails of various lengths (from 1:30 to 3 hours round trip) that lead to the colonies of gannets. We could spend hours watching them live! The landscapes are also superb with beautiful colors (pink blue green) to make pretty pictures.
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