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Quebec's 'Emerald River' Is Reopening This Summer & You Can Swim At Its Waterfall (PHOTOS)

A bucket list adventure for your road trip through Gaspésie.
Senior Editor
Quebec's 'Emerald River' Is Reopening This Summer (PHOTOS)

The Rivière Émeraudes ("Emerald River" in English) is a bucket list destination on your road trip through Gaspésie.  

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

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

With the ongoing work in the park, Percé aims to "enhance the visitor experience for [residents] and visitors, to make the site safer and improve access to it, while preserving the integrity and beauty of this exceptional jewel," 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 charge for access to the site and ensure that sanitary measures are respected."

Access to the park is free for Percé residents. The entrance fee for non-residents aged 13 and older is $7 as of June 21.

Get all the details below.

"Emerald River" in Percé, Quebec

Price: $7 for non-residents aged 13 and older

When: Opening scheduled for June 2021

Address: Chemin de la Carrière, Barachois, QC 

Why You Need To Go: To take a dip (at your own risk) in the famous emerald-green waters.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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