Information - Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé - National Parks - Sépaq

Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-
et-du-Rocher‑Percé

Location

Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé lies in the Gaspésie tourism region. It is accessible via Route 132 from the north and south shores of the Gaspé Peninsula.

Area: 5.8 km2

 

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Information Kiosk (Percé)
for the historic Charles-Robin sector

987 km

764 km

500 km

 

Access and Operating Period

How to get there

Charles Robin historic sector: by way of rue du Quai in Percé.

Île-Bonaventure sector: Ferries (private contractors) will provide access to Île-Bonaventure from Percé wharf.

Percé Rock sector: Walking along the walls of Percé Rock and of Mont Joli is extremely dangerous in all seasons.

Marine sector: 100 metres around Percé Rock and Île-Bonaventure.

Parking Fees

Additional Information

The park is from May 20 to October 14, 2019. To plan your activities better, check when services are available in each sector.

La Neigère Reception Desk - Historic Charles-Robin Sector (Rue du Quai, Percé)

Services: reception and information, registration, interpretation, first-aid services

Periods: 

  • June 1 to 22, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 23 to August 18, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • August 19 to September 14, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 15 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 8:30 a..m. to 5 p.m.

Reception area - Bonaventure Island Sector

Services: reception and information, registration, picnic area, sanitary services, first-aid services

Periods:

  • May 20 to June 2, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 3 to September 14, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 15 to October 14, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services

La Neigère Boutique Nature

Items include a wide range of souvenirs, adult and children's clothing, heritage discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are offered in the Boutique Nature located in Charles-Robin historic sector.

Periods:

  • June 1 to 30, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 1 to August 18, 2019
    • every day, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 19 to September 15, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 16 to October 9, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food Services

Located in the island’s reception area, the restaurant of Parc national de l'île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, Resto des Margaulx, offers a wholesome menu with a maritime spirit. Need to recharge your batteries? Looking for someone to pack you a lunch?  Well, you’ve come to the right place! On the menu: soups (including the very popular fisherman soup), salads, a great selection of sandwiches (lobster, crab, shrimp, chicken, ham, and more), desserts, hot and cold drinks, and local beer.

Periods:

  • June 7 to September 15, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 16 to October 13, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Relais des Fous

And right in the midst of a unique setting – the Gannet colony – a service point, Le Relais des Fous, offers a vast array of refreshments and snacks on its patio.

Period:

  • June 11 to September 15, 2019
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Boat launching ramp

Historic Charles-Robin sector

Near Rue du Quai, a boat launching ramp is available to everyone. Access to the docking area is free, but boats are subject to parking fees. Your boat has to comply with the same traffic regulations that apply to all passenger boats around Bonaventure Island, as well as with the park's opening and closing times.

Period: May 20 to October 14, 2019

Passenger Boats

Private operators run boats to Bonaventure Island from the Percé dock.

Period: May 20 to October 14, 2019

Methods of payment

Purchases at Île-Bonaventure can be paid Cash or by Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club). Debit card (Direct Payment Card) service is not available.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Universal access

Here is a full description of the infrastructure and services available for our customers with reduced mobility.

A number of sectors of the park have been set up to make it easier for people with reduced mobility to get around:

  • Charles-Robin historic sector (rue du Quai in Percé): discovery and visitors centre, reception area, salt lick, and Boutique Nature shop
  • Île-Bonaventure sector: reception area, restaurant, and Maison LeBoutillier

Please note that trails on Île Bonaventure are not accessible for people with reduced mobility and that no adapted transportation is available.


Nearby Services

Several accommodation and restaurant services are available in the town of Percé and vicinity.


Contact Information

Mailing address:
4 Rue du Quai
P.O. Box 310
Percé (Québec)  GOC 2LO

Telephone : 418 782-2240

Fax : 418 782-2241

parc.ibrperce@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details (in French only)

Domestic animals

Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in the Anticosti and Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé national parks, with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs.

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

Map Library

Summer activities

KML files

To view the KML files, you must have the Google Earth software on your computer.

Trail - Les Mousses

Trail - Les Colonies

Trail - Le Paget

Trail - Le Chemin-du-Roy

GPX files

The GPX file is a file format importable into a GPS.

Trail - Les Mousses

Trail - Les Colonies

Trail - Le Paget

Trail - Le Chemin-du-Roy

Partners

Avolo
http://www.avolo.qc.ca/?lang=en

Club nautique de Percé
http://clubnautiqueperce.com/

Corporation du Musée Le Chafaud
http://www.musee-chafaud.com/index_en.html

Les Bateliers de Percé inc.
http://www.lesbateliersdeperce.com/

Les Bateaux de croisières Julien Cloutier enr.
http://croisieres-julien-cloutier.com/web/

Route de la morue
http://www.routedelamorue.com/


External Links

QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Club nautique de Percé Parks Canada Tourisme Gaspésie Ville de Percé MRC du Rocher-Percé - Brochure The Way of Gaspé Cure, the Historic Route

QuébecOriginal (Online reservation)

Sector: Anse à Butler (Île Bonaventure) Sector: Centre de découverte Le Chafaud Sector: Colonie de fous de Bassan (Île Bonaventure) Sector: La maison Le Boutillier (Île Bonaventure) Sector: Poste d'accueil La Neigère Sector: Rocher Percé

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