Suspended glass platform
Suspended glass platform
An essential experience
Since June 2017, visitors and hikers can access the suspended glass platform of the Geopark. Whether to test his vertigo or enjoy the breathtaking views of Perce and the surrounding area, everyone finds his account, 12 month by year!
Glazed and dizzying
The suspended cantilevered glass platform in a Mont Ste-Anne cliff is an ambitious project that materialized at the beginning of the work in the fall of 2016. The official opening and access to the hikers took place in June 2017.
Perched on the cliff at 200 meters altitude, creating a breathtaking effect and offering a breathtaking view, the platform will appeal to lovers of strong emotions.
In addition, a platform allows a pleasant break for hikers who wish to take a moment of rest. The departure of the zip line is also there.
Geopark of Percé
- The hike to the platform will take you from 30 to 45 minutes (average);
- A shuttle service is available (6 $). Departure to the experiential pavilion (reception);
- Do not forget your camera, good shoes and a bottle of water for hiking;
- You can get a right of way for the platform at the reception of the Experiential Pavilion or at the platform's reception station;
- Pricing and schedule: click HERE.
Accessible from the 2 June 2017, the suspended glass platform of the Geopark of Percé impresses. Already, thousands of people have had the chance to go there and see the extent of the infrastructure.
True symbol of the arrival of the Geopark in the life of the people of Percé, it allows visitors to test their vertigo and enjoy the breathtaking views. In the distance, you can see the tip of Forillon National Park.
A short history of the large suspended glass platform
The suspended glass platform is an ambitious project that was set up by the Percé Geopark cooperative during the 1 phase of the project. It took more than a year to complete the construction of this gigantic structure, installed cantilevered in the mountains, at 200 meters altitude.
Once the construction was completed, topographic surveys and geotechnical field analysis were carried out, with the aim of "grafting" the starting point of a zip line. The plans and specifications were completed and a call for tenders was launched at the end of February 2016. Work began on the field in the spring 2016. Construction ended in November of the same year. The first visitors were received on 2 June 2017.
Departure of the zip line: Site of the suspended glass platform
Arrival: First lookout
Length: 250 meters
Slope: Very accentuated (speed up to 50 km / h)
View: St-Laurent Gulf, Percé Rock, Bonaventure Island, Forillon
CONSTRUCTION OF THE GLAZED PLATFORM SUSPENDED IN ACCELERATED
The video required 9 shooting days, between August 2016 and July 2017. Good viewing !
Director and Editor: Yan Vibert
Shots: Joel Berthelot, The Green Sole
Music: Mathieu Dandurand
Coordination: MC Costisella Communications
Here are some pictures of the installation of the platform. The photos of the construction of the site were taken between August and December 2016.
Platform creation photo gallery:
(Photo credits: Percé Geopark / A. Aubert-Bonn, G. Savoie, J. Berthelot, MC Costisella)