This designation, in the same way as the status of borough was, constitutes an exceptional measure of legal protection used by the Government of Quebec to protect a unique territory. By virtue of its preservation functions, the status of heritage site benefits citizens who live in an exceptional living environment, a priceless heritage to be passed on to future generations. In addition, the community benefits from the economic dynamism generated by tourism stimulated by heritage, grandiose landscapes and the uniqueness of the place.
The designation of the Percé heritage site is an undeniable privilege. Although this status calls for special requirements, particularly with regard to construction and building renovation work, these should be received as essential elements for the harmonious development of the sector and the long-term preservation of its identity characteristics.
To learn more about the characteristics of the Percé Heritage Site, consult the statement of significance .
To learn more about the different protection statuses that the Cultural Heritage Act allows, consult the document About the Cultural Heritage Act , produced by the MCC.
Finally, to find out about the various properties protected under the CPA in Quebec, consult the Directory of cultural heritage in Quebec .