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Pierced Rock (Rocher-Perce)

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Address: Gaspe, Quebec, Canada

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Being from the Canadian Shield, rock is not a rare sight, but this one has a hole in it. It really is beautiful and grabs your attention from miles away as you approach it on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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North Bay, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Being from the Canadian Shield, rock is not a rare sight, but this one has a hole in it. It really is beautiful and grabs your attention from miles away as you approach it on the highway. If you go at the right time, you can walk right out and touch the rock, or take a tour boat.

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Ferrara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Okay, the Pierced Rock is certainly one of the most photographed sights in Northern Quebec but more fascinating is the boat-tour around Bonaventure Island. If You look at the island from the little harbour of Pierce You won't believe what You will see on the back of said island: the biggest breedng - place of gannets in North America and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We travelled to Perce by train from Gaspe and that journey was quite interesting though much was through heavily wooded areas offering little to see other than the wooded areas. Trees close up lack the splendour a good vista has. Perce has the one attraction the rock with a hole "pierced" hence "Perce" in it. It is attractive and geologically... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is the attraction in Gaspe. Beautiful setting and a wonderful road trip to get there. Stayed on the land and visited the local shops also.

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Woodbridge, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Gaspé peninsula has a beautiful coastline and makes for a great road trip. Percé Rock is an awesome attraction - we saw it just after low tide. Lots of good pictures to take. Possibility of going across to the island to see the gannets and their nests, as well as whale-watching excursions. Restaurants & gift shops all around. Free... More 

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Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This side of the Gaspe Peninsula is beautiful. The town of Perce is quaint and the Pierced Rock was worth the trip to see it!

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Calais, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The pierced rock attracts many people to Perce, Que. It can be seen from nearly everywhere in town, but the afternoon sun provides the best view. During the morning, the face of the rock toward town is in shadow and much color and shape detail cannot be appreciated. The town itself is jammed with touristy, overpriced lodging and eating places,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Take one of the boat trips around the rock and Bonaventure Island. It is well worth a stopover on the Island. There is a wonderful little cafe with incredible view and good food. Take a circle hike across the Island and see the Gannets (if you are there in June). They are amazing up close and personal. Consider giving yourself... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

shops in town ok but tacky and cheap except for three in the excellent range. Perce Rock worth kayaking to but can be rough water, approach from bay side in town (tourist info can tell you where you can put your own kayak in). Boat trip to bird island excellent (go early in day as a couple of hours needed).... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This magnificent rock structure needs to be seen from many different angles. We've stopped at several lookout points along the Hwy 132 near the town of Perce. The view of the rock was as impressive from far as when it is looked at from right underneath.

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