Navigation Menu

Isle Bonaventure (Bonaventure Island) and the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec

Fact sheets
Explore Canada: One Ocean Expeditions

Episode: 4 Explore Canada: One Ocean Expeditions PT 2
Title: Isle Bonaventure (Bonaventure Island) and the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec
Broadcast: January 20th 2018
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

At Bonaventure Island, we drop anchor near the town of Percé and explore the island by zodiac.
Rich in natural, historic and geological heritage, this island is perfect for exploring by sea kayak, paddle board, hiking or cruising by Zodiac.

  • Impossible to miss, Percé Rock is one of the largest natural arches in the world. It rises sheer from the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec near the village of Percé. It’s massive limestone stack is 433 metres long, 90 metres wide and 88 metres at its highest point. This captivating sight is easily accessed via the ships many sea vessels.
  • There are almost 300 different species of birds recorded as visiting, migrating to, or living on the Island. Isle Bonaventure is famous for its Northern Gannets, the largest colony in Northern America. Making it a must-see destination for ornithologists.
  • An afternoon visit to the community of Percé will provide insight into the rich fishing culture of French- Canada. And just 650 kilometers by car you will reach the city of Quebec.
  • The charming village also offers quaint gift shops, arts and crafts, café culture and some great restaurants.

For more information visit:
Destination Canada:
One Ocean Expeditions: