Blogs from Percé, Quebec, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Quebec » Percé August 7th 2022

THE BASICS After an overnight at the Walmart in Moncton, we headed to Prince Edward Island for four nights. Two days, John drove and drove around the island, savoring the tidy landscape. On the day between, we strolled around Charlottetown, the capital and largest city. We had a long day of driving along the coast, 270 miles, to reach Campbelltown, at the “top” of New Brunswick. We stayed one night at a provincial park, and then a night right next to the bridge to Quebec. Next stop, Perce, “only” 150 miles on the Gaspe Peninsula. We are here for four nights. THE FLUFF Between the Bay of Fundy and Moncton, we passed through many small villages. We stopped in one, Hillsborough, where the New Brunswick Railway Museum is located. It really interests us to think back ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Percé July 1st 2022

What classic? I'll come back to that... We left the Forillon park, and headed South. At Pointe-St-Pierre, there's a small peninsula that you can stop at. There, a view point allows you to look for sea birds on closed by rocks and whales. Further South-West, reached Belle-Anse. It's located in a bay. Across the bay, about 10km away, you can see the classic from afar.... The Quebec's classic tourist spot is the Rocher Percé, (litt. pierced rock). It's described as a massive siliceous limestone stack formation, with sandstone and siltstone veins, with steep rock faces on all sides. It is 433 metres (1,421 ft) long, 90 metres (300 ft) wide, and 88 metres (289 ft) high at its highest point. It is described as a narrow bluff emerging out of the sea, "resembling a beached supertanker ... read more
covered bridge over Matapedia river
beach close to New Carlisle
Pointe St-Pierre

North America » Canada » Quebec » Percé September 5th 2013

We were on the road before 8 AM continuing our journey around the Gaspesie Peninsula. We have driven through dozens of small villages most looking very similar, but each offering something interesting. It's interesting that one town can consist of many villages. The villages are usually named for a saint or sainte and the names are made up of several hyphenated words. I am constantly confused about where we are and can never remember the exact name and even if I do remember the name I'm real sure I'm not pronouncing it correctly. We drove through the very pretty Forillon National Park and now regret not taking at least one short walk there. We are now in the very charming town of Perce that is made up of about ten villages, but we are in the ... read more
Lighthouse in La Matre
Crabshells in the St. Lawrence Gulf
Fall Color?

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