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

Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-


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



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 and hiking ban at the foot of Percé Rock: Percé Rock is home to active seabird colonies, and with the decline of certain populations, the protection of seabird breeding grounds is crucial! The Parks Act stipulates that the territory can only be accessed by way of designated trails. The four accessible trails are located in Île Bonaventure sector. Therefore, access to Percé Rock is prohibited. Moreover, walking along the walls of Percé Rock and Mont Joli is extremely dangerous. Let's visit our national parks responsibly, respect wildlife, and preserve our sensitive habitats.

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

Parking Fees

Additional Information

The park is from May 30 to October 10, 2022. To plan your activities better, check when services are available in each sector.

Reception area - Bonaventure Island Sector

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


  • May 30 to June 12, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 13 to September 18, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 19 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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.

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


  • June 7 to 30, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • July 1 to August 30, 2022
    • every day, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 1 to 18, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 19 to 30, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 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: soup of the day, salads, selection of sandwiches (lobster, ham, vegan, salmon and more), desserts, hot and cold drinks, and local beer.


  • June 7 to 12, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • June 13 to September 18, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • September 19 to 30, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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.


  • June 13 to September 7, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Passenger Boats

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

Period: May 30 to October 10, 2022

Methods of payment

Purchases at Île-Bonaventure can be paid Cash or by Credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express). Interac service is available in the reception area, as well as in the restaurant, but cannot be used at the service point located at the gannet colony.

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



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.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more


Discovery Guide The Rally of Privateer Duval - Les Colonies tail The Rally of Privateer Duval - Le Chemin du Roy trail From root to crown - Self-guided hike 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

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.



Club nautique de Percé

Corporation du Musée Le Chafaud

Les Bateliers de Percé inc.

Les Bateaux de croisières Julien Cloutier enr.

Route de la morue

External Links

Bonjour Québec 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

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