Percé Rock and Bonaventura Island
Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island
The small community of Percé is about 400 miles northeast of Quebec City. In nearby Percé Bay is Percé Rock which is a sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. In the distance it can appear like a ship under sail. It is one of the world's largest natural arches located in water. Nearby Bonaventure Island together with Percé Rock is a national park. The island houses the world's largest colony of gannets and is also home to many other colonies of seabirds as well as being a migratory bird sanctuary. Around the island there is abundant sea life – whales, dolphins and seals.