* Please note that the trails of the UNESCO Global Geopark of Percé were designed for hiking only. Mountain bikes are prohibited there. Thank you for your comprehension.
Accompanied by a qualified guide, the UNESCO Global Geopark of Percé invites you to hike to explore more than 500 million years of Earth's history. Through the captivating geological history of Percé, different routes are offered.
Guided hikes :
Duration: 1h30 approx.
Schedule: On reservation 24 hours in advance
(see description of the hikes below)
Departure times: to be determined
Costs (taxes included)
Village hike :
Adults: $ 9.00
Children (6 - 15 years old): $ 6.00
0-5 years old: free
Magic Forest and Hanging Glass Platform Hike:
Adults: $ 18,00
Children (6-15 years old): $ 12,00
From 0-5 years old: free
#1: HIKING IN THE VILLAGE
History of a land and a people
Discover the geological and built heritage of Percé
Schedule: À confirm
On reservation only
Départ : Experiential Pavilion of the Geopark
Places visited : Camping, St. Michael's Church, Town Hall, The Fisherman's House (movie location), Mont-Joli, Logan Park, and more.
Interpretation topics : History of Percé, Micmac Presence, Heritage Buildings, Percé and the October Crisis, 68 / 70 Beatniks, Description of Listed Geosites and Percé Geology.
#2: HIKING IN THE MAGIC FOREST
Rocks speak, did you know?
Discover how life expresses itself through rocks!
Business hours: À confirm
On reservation only
Départ : Suspended glass platform
Places visited : Summit of Petit Mont-Ste-Anne, Magic Forest, Bottomless hole and suspended glass platform.
Interpretation topics : The 5 visible geological periods in Percé, the characteristics of the Magic Forest and the Bottomless Hole, the legend of the Table à Roland, description of the geosites. Church St-Michel of Percé, seen on the suspended glass platform of the Geopark.
General rules and standards
To allow you to enjoy your hikes on our trails safely, our field team has built new bridges, new lookouts, and redefine some routes.
To help us preserve the fauna, flora and our environment on the trails and in general, we ask you to:
- Do not go out of the marked paths;
- Take note that all collections (flowers, artifacts ...) are prohibited;
- Keep your animals on a leash
- Respect the safety rules;
- Pick up your garbage and return it to an appropriate place;
- Avoid driving in a motorized vehicle
- In no case, make fire.
Access to trails and lookouts is free.
Signage is located all along the trails, between the bottom of the mountain and the top of Mont Sainte-Anne (including the small Mont Sainte-Anne).
Two reception shelters are available: the first is located at the start of the trails, north of the campsite. The other is located near the parking lot of Belvedere 3 (site of the suspended glass platform), the other starting point towards the summit of Mont Sainte-Anne and the Crevasse sector.
In these shelters, there is a large map of the trail system, the regulations and the usual information.
Throughout the trails, interpretation panels provide historical or cultural information with reference to the views or geosites observed. The most accessible signs are those of the hiking trail surveyors, which is full of information and anecdotes about Percé and its inhabitants (or famous visitors)!
(Photos Geopark of Percé - Crédit Guy Savoie)