Should I make reservation long in advance for my lodging ?
In this context of COVID-19, we strongly recommend that you book your accommodation in advance to avoid making multiple stops in search of accommodation. You will find the complete list in the Directory ans Sleep section .
All the online agencies like Booking, Expedia and others say that there are «no vacancy» in Percé or just a few rooms here and there and that you should try other dates, what should I do ?
The number of rooms offered through online booking sites represents a very small percentage of the actual number of rooms in Percé’s hotels and B&Bs. If Booking, Expedia or other online reservation sites shows that everything is booked for Percé, or if they indicate that there are very few rooms left, we strongly suggest that you check directly with the establishments in question by contacting them by email or by phone.
We travel with young children, what can we do in Percé ?
Most of the activities offered by Percé and the surrounding area are suitable and accessible to the whole family. Several choices are available to you ! In this context of a pandemic, certain activities have been modified or are closed. It is very important to inform yourself before traveling, or to contact us. Consult the Directory ans Visit section of our site for all the activities that are offered and those that are partially closed or closed.
A visit to Percé would not be complete without the excursion to Bonaventure Island ! The boat ride, the exploration of the island (treasure hunt), the walk to the colony, as well as the visit of the discovery center (educational games) will appeal to the whole family. Here are a few tips to make the most of the day : take the boat early in the morning (it will give you more time on the island), choose the shortest trail and bring yourself a good picnic and plenty of water !
At the Unesco Global Geopark in Percé, walk an easy 30-minute hike to the cave and its majestic waterfall (always very popular with children), or take a photo break at the many belvederes of Mont Sainte-Anne which overlooks Percé: it’s a guaranteed Wow ! The Geopark’s glass bottom platform is also very popular. The Magical Forest trail is also a favorite for young and old. In the Geopark Welcome Pavilion, you can live the TEKTONIK multimedia experience, which offers you a fabulous virtual journey through 500 million years of geological history; an indoor play area inspired by the seabed for children (Closed for the 2021 season). In the evening, come watch the outdoor projection at the Geopark Welcome Pavilion “The legend of Gluskap”.
The Parc des Loups-Marins playground is also very popular with families.
Swimming as well as picking agates, jasper and pretty shells on the beaches of Coin-du-Banc, L’Anse-à-Beaufils and Cap d’Espoir are always a delight for young and old alike.
In L’Anse-à-Beaufils (10 minutes from Percé), don’t miss a visit to the Historical General Store for guaranteed fun (animation in French only) !
The surroundings of Percé are also full of great activities. Here are some family must-sees around Percé : In Sainte-Thérèse (20 minutes from Percé) awaits you a playground with a mini-put and a tennis court, a go-kart circuit, water slides and a outdoor pool. In Chandler, (40 minutes from Percé) you can rent bikes and ride on a superb cycle path along the beach (The Circuit des Bâtisseurs). In the Bourg du Parc de Pabos, do not miss the Ura light trails during the day and Nova Lumina in the evening!
And above all, come see us at the Percé Tourist Information Office, we will give you all the details for a great family vacation and more!
We are traveling in a RV (motor home, Winnebago, camper…), how do we maneuver in the busy traffic during the peak season in the village of Percé?
During the peak season (July and August), you may encounter occasional traffic jam in the small village of Percé. If you are traveling with a RV and you just want to spend the day enjoying the patrimonial site of Percé, the City of Percé offers parking facility within 250 m from the wharf (municipal parking). This parking ($) is accessible via Biard Street (rue Biard). Parking / PDF Doc
It is also possible to park an RV on the motel Natabel grounds. Please note that municipal regulations prohibit overnight stays in rest areas, parking lots or other public places. Percé has several campgrounds well equipped for your convenience on its territory, and most of them offer sites equipped for RVs. You can consult our list of campgrounds in the Directory and Sleep section for further information.
I have an electric car !
Where is the gas station!
In the village of Percé there is no gas station, you can find this service:
Marché Richelieu – Marché Nicolas (15 km on the way to Chandler)
1359, route 132 Ouest, Cap d’Espoir, G0C 1G0
Phone : 418 782 2204
Dépanneur FLK Collins et Filles Inc. (15 km on the way to Gaspé)
1077, route 132 Ouest, Barachois, G0C 1A0
Phone : 418 645 3900
I would like to park in Percé!
Here is the list of parking lots in the village of Percé :
Please note that a municipal regulation prohibits immobilizing your trailer / RV, car or any other camping equipment to spend the night in all public areas of the municipality (parkings, parks, beaches, rest areas, protected areas, streets…).
We will be traveling to Percé with our dog, is Percé a dog friendly destination?
Pets are welcome in Percé. If you are traveling with a dog or another pet, it is important to mention it when you book your lodging (many places accept pets but not all of them, fees may apply). If you refer to our various lists of lodging you will see a small pictogram of a dog that indicates accommodations that accept them. However, it is very important to verify when you contact them as they may have certain conditions or restrictions.
Dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed on the boats, neither for the excursion around Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock, nor for the whale watching excursions. The island is home to thousands and thousands of seabirds, so no pets are allowed on the island. The same restrictions apply to the suspended glass platform.
However, there is dog daycare services in the cities around Percé (see the Useful Information and Services Miscellaneous section).
Dogs are welcome on our hiking trails, in the village and on the public beaches as long as they are in leash.
What to do when it is raining in Percé?
If you take a look at the weather forecast, and rain is expected, just keep the indoor activities like the Authentic General Store and La Vieille Usine in l’Anse-à- Beaufils for the rainy days.
You can visit our artists’ studios, art galleries, museums and stores, the St-Michel church and the Discovery Center. Or, do as the locals do and put on a raincoat, rubber boots and be the first on the beach to catch the new arrival of agates, shells, jasper left by the waves! Take the opportunity to visit the UNESCO Global Geopark of Percé and its Tektonik multimedia adventure, as well as its unique indoor playground concept (playground closed for the 2021 season).
You can also visit the surrounding area of Percé such as the beautiful Bourg de Pabos in Chandler. If the rain doesn’t come, do these activities anyway because they are really fun! Come and see us at the Tourist Office, we will help you make the most of your vacation in Percé!
How many days should I stay in Percé?
There are tons of activities to do in Percé (see the Directory and Visit section). You can easily spend several days here without ever getting bored! No matter how long you want to stay, visit our Tourist Office as soon as you arrive in Percé so that we can help you organize your stay as best as possible. You will receive our tourist maps and other informative documents, as well as many suggestions to discover our wonderful region (activities, stores, beaches…). Most of our guides and maps are available in .pdf on our Website : www.tourismeperce.ca. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1 (855) 782-5448 or (418) 782-5448 for any more precise or general information.
Can I get off on Bonaventure Island?
The Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock National Park is accessible to visitors. You must purchase a daily access pass at the cost of $9 at www.sepaq.com. Opening hours vary according to the season and weather conditions. Consult the schedule here.
A little tip to know: Since this activity is conditional to sea conditions, we suggest you take advantage of the first nice day to go to Bonaventure Island. You will be able to do most of the other land-based activities at almost any time. Check the weather and winds!
A very nice one-hour cruise takes you to Bonaventure Island and Percé Rock National Park. The boat will take you to see both sides of the Rocher Percé and around Bonaventure Island. You will see the birds in the cliffs, the grey seal colony and the historical houses. The cruise costs $42 for adults and $20 for children aged 6 to 15.
Can we walk to the Percé Rock at low tide?
Walking to Percé Rock is forbidden because of the frequent rock falls along the cliffs of Mont-Joli and along the walls of Percé Rock. Annually, 300 tons of rocks fall from the cliffs at any time of the season. You have to keep your distance to admire this natural jewel. It is very close to the coast of Percé (a few hundred meters) and visible from everywhere! Always be careful!