Welcome to the Bonaventure Island

At 3.5 km off the town of Percé in Gaspésie, Bonaventure Island is, along with Perce Rock, Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. Bonaventure Island was one of the first sites of seasonal fishing of New France and for almost 300 years was home to many fishermen from Ireland, France and Britain. In the early 20th century, this is the end of fishing enterprises and the island is empty. Today the beautiful island homes are vestiges of this age. Since 1971, the island belongs to the Quebec government and is now an important natural reserve, especially for seabirds.


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