If you are in Québec, the Sunken Ship playground in Percé is worth a drive! It has the best theme I’ve ever seen, and a spectacular view of the ocean and the famous Percé Rock.
Location: Percé, QC: 199 Rte 132, Percé, QC G0C 2L0 (map)
Parking: Street parking
Age Range: 2 – 12
Ground Cover: Sand
Features: The climber looks like a sunken ship! It has a slide and several ways to climb up and inside the ship. It’s adjacent to a smaller climber, and is located right next to the boardwalk along the cost. This playground also has a great view of the famous Percé Rock formation.
Surrounding Park Area: The playground is located in a small green space on the coast.
Shade: Lots of covered picnic tables.
Seating: Picnic tables and a large swinging bench.
Amenities: Washrooms right beside the park, cafes nearby.
Accessibility: Not accessible.
Charlotte’s review (3 years old): “This is the best!”
Luc’s review (9 months old): He liked the view.
This is one of my favourite playgrounds EVER. If you are travelling anywhere near it, it’s worth a trip. I like that the ship climber is actually made of wood, as it adds some realism and really lends itself to creative play. Kids can climb up the deck of the ship, or they can sneak in through holes that have been “broken” in the sides of the ship. There are portholes to peek through and a wheel to spin. There are two other play areas – a small climber, and an area with saucer swings and seahorse see-saws. The whole thing has a gorgeous view of the ocean and Percé Rock – we easily spent an afternoon here.