This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Perce. To help you make friends with Perce before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
One of the most attractive of the towns on the Gaspe Peninsula, Perce is spectacularly nestled in amongst the hills of the Appalachians. The coastline here is very dramatic; one of the largest tourist attractions for this region is Perce Rock (or Rocher Perce), a large limestone formation off the coast. You can view the rock off the point for a small fee or for the more adventurous, you can climb down the cliff face and walk along the stones to where there is a shallowing of the water out to the rock. At low tide, it is easy to just walk over, but during higher tides you will have to get your feet wet; either way, it is well worth the journey.
Further out from Perce Rock is Ile Bonaventure, home to one of Canada’s largest fleets of migrating birds. You can hire a boat out here to spend the day exploring; boats also depart the town for whale-watching. The main streets of Perce are lined with cute souvenir boutiques, cafes, and art galleries that are also very pretty to walk around and explore.
Hostels in Perce are scattered, as the entire region is referred to as Perce, not just the town. Some of them are in the downtown center and these are close to the amenities that the town has to offer. Other hostels are a little further out and you may need to ask at your hostel for the closest amenities are around you. If staying further out, it is probably recommended to have a car.
Written by local enthusiast for Perce hostelsGlobetrotter