Accompanied by a qualified guide, the UNESCO Global Geopark of Percé offers you to hike to discover 500 millions of years of history of the Earth. Through the captivating geological history of Percé, different routes are proposed.
All guided hikes are available from June 10.
Duration: 1h30 approx.
Schedule: On reservation 24 hours in advance (except Magic Forest Trek)
(see description of the hikes and form below)
Departure Times: 10h and 13h30
Costs (taxes included):
Adult: 12 $
6 - 15 years old and under: 8 $
0-5 years old: free
Geopark of Percé
#1: HIKING IN THE VILLAGE
History of a land and a people
Discover the geological and built heritage of Percé
Schedule: Sunday to Thursday at 17h15
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: MOUNTAIN HIKING
Grand Panorama and exploration of geosites
Explore the stones that transform life!
Schedule: Every day at 13h30
On reservation only
Départ : Experiential Pavilion of the Geopark.
Places visited : Petit Mont-Ste-Anne, Trails of surveyors, peculiarities of St-Michel Church and identification of the visible geosites of the first belvedere.
Interpretation topics: Architecture of the Experimental Pavilion, the 5 visible geological periods at Percé, the characteristics of the St-Michel church, the legend of the Table à Roland, description of the geosites.
#3: HIKING IN THE MAGIC FOREST
Rocks speak, did you know?
Discover how life expresses itself through rocks!
Schedule: Every day at 10h and 13h30
Départ : Suspended glass platform
Places visited : Summit of Little Mont-Ste-Anne, Magic Forest, Bottomless Hole.
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 summit of Mount St. Anne (including the small Mount St. Anne).
Two shelters are accessible: the first is at the start of trails, north of the campsite. The other is located near the 3 Lookout parking lot (suspended glass platform site), the other starting point for the summit of Mount St. Anne and the Crevasse area.
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)