Published Jun 10
Simply put: Petit-Rocher is the centre of Acadian culture in the Chaleur region. The red, white and blue - with a little yellow - proudly waves all around this beautiful village. Summer here is especially vibrant, thanks to a lineup of world-class musical festivals.
Here are 6 of our favourite things to do in Petit-Rocher this summer!
1) Le parc de la plage
The beach in Petit-Rocher is integrated into a recreo-touristic concept perfect for the entire family. Here you'll find picnic areas, volleyball, horseshoes, exterior showers and access to public washrooms. While the beach itself is unsupervised, the water is shallow over multiple meters during low tide, making it ideal for the little ones. While you're here, be sure to go on a treasure hunt for some beautiful sea glass souvenirs!
Whether you're looking for a place to stay or simply a great spot for lunch, this beautiful Bed & Breakfast is a stop you won't want to miss: Auberge d'Anjou- Cocooning Café. Located in a beautiful heritage home at the center of Petit-Rocher, this auberge is a favourite amongst the locals. Here, you'll find deliciously roasted coffee, legendary breakfasts (Two words: Assiette Gourmande. Just do it.), freshly-made pastries and an amazing atmosphere where you can enjoy it all.
There's a new kid in town! Casse-Croûte Cantine du Rocher is a brand new business in Petit-Rocher. The new owners promise to satisfy our collective cravings for all our favourite summer take-out staples. What better way to celebrate their opening than by trying one of their NINE types of poutine! This new gathering spot is sure to quickly become a local favourite.
Let's face it: even with the beautiful coastal breeze, summertime can get pretty toasty (it is called the Chaleur region, after all!). While in Petit-Rocher, head over to L'Igloo Ice Cream Shop to get a delicious frozen treat! Freshly made gelato, ice cream, slushies, ice cream floats, flurries, dipped soft serve, specialty cones... you'll find it all at 564 rue Principale!
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Escape Mission Evasion is an exciting evasion room concept located in Petit-Rocher Sud (30 Chemin Tremblay). Whether you're a veteran of the genre, or a first-timer, here's the concept: 4 to 6 friends gather in an attempt to solve the many puzzles and 'escape' a room. Keep one eye on the clock! Can you escape? We'll see…Call ahead to book your session!
Looking for a family-friendly campground with a view? Look no further! Murraywood Campground on the Bay of Chaleur has all the amenities for you and your family to enjoy a relaxing stay. Fully-serviced lots, a swimming pool, a laundromat... everything to make you feel at home away from home.
Of course, part of the beauty of the Chaleur region is the close proximity between each town and city. If you're looking for activities within a short distance from Petit-Rocher, you may want to take a look at our other Summer 2021 suggestions:
We'll see you this summer in the Chaleur region!
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