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Hiking Trails in Bonaventure Island

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Address: Perce, Perce, Quebec, Canada
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Gannets of Bonaventure Island, Perce, Quebec

The Bonaventure Island Trails are well marked and provide one several different routes to acquire the tremendous views of the Gannet population which has now expanded to the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bonaventure Island Trails are well marked and provide one several different routes to acquire the tremendous views of the Gannet population which has now expanded to the top of the cliffs with some 75,000 nest pairs. There is little wildlife on the island other than possibly a fox or two. The birds are well protected here because of the... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hike through rugged cliff. Pass by beautiful and incredible peaceful areas. Watch the.amazing gannet colony on Bonaventure Island.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We took the direct route across the island to see the birds and then took the 90 minute outside trail back to the boat. Excellent variety in scenery and vegetation.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The trails were really good. As most people have said, take the Les Colonies trail to the Gannets colonies. It is the most direct route. It was a very nice hike. There were very little mosquitoes. We took the Chemin du Roy back. There was a Bay that you can visit in between. Definitely head down there for a few... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Hiking on the island was extremely relaxing. Some up and down but nothing a fairly active person couldn't handle. The gannets were interesting to see. There's a structure at one point you can climb to have a higher view of part of the colony. The abandoned houses are lonely reminders of a much more simpler and self-sufficient time. We were... More 

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Clarksburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Hiked on one if the longer trails around the island. Beautiful views, amazing Gannet and other bird watching, lovely steps down to picturesque beach.

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Chilliwack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

A great ride out on the boat complete with a whale sighting. On the island we did the long trail (chemin du Roy) and saw loads of seals, and a fox. But the ganets were the best part. You can get up very close to their colonies and observe all their curious rituals. Bizarre creatures!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Not to be missed! Very easy walking, splendid views, you may even swim with the seals in a small bay! The bird colony is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Be sure to put this on your to do list for the Gaspé Peninsula. Pack a picnic and drinking water and take the ferry over and spend at least 3 hours hiking the trails and viewing the birds and old homes. This trip was not on our list of must do's but it should be for any visitor to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a sunny and hot day and we are not avid hikers. We took the Colonnial Trail -45 minutes one way. It is a lot of up hill till you crest the island, then some level and a little downhill to the rookery viewing area. The trail is rocky on some parts -lots of tree roots to watch for... More 

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