Quebec’s ‘Emerald River’ reopens this summer (PHOTOS)


The Emerald River is an essential destination during your road trip in Gaspésie.

The river, located in a municipal park of the same name in Percé, is renowned for its green water and waterfall, where visitors are allowed to swim (at their own risk).

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The site of the falls has been closed for restoration, but a spokesperson for Tourisme Percé confirmed to Blog MTL that it should reopen in June. However, there is no set reopening date at the time of writing.

With work underway in the park, Percé aims to “improve the visitor experience to [residents] and visitors, in order to make the site safer and improve its accessibility, while preserving the integrity and beauty of this exceptional gem,” according to information shared with MTL Blog.

In 2021, the city “plans to review the signage, secure the staircase, renovate a sanitary block, ensure a presence on the site, control and price access to the site and ensure compliance with sanitary measures”.

Access to the park is free for residents of Percé. Admission for non-residents 13 and older is $7 starting June 21.

Get all the details below.

“Emerald River” in Percé, Quebec

Price: $7 for non-residents 13 and older

When: Opening scheduled for June 2021

Address: Quarry Road, Barachois, QC

Why you should go: To take a dip (at your own risk) in the famous emerald green waters.

Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your trip.


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