Petit Rocher is an Acadian village in Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with a population of over 1,000 people. It is located in the historical territory of the Mi’kmaq people, but was later claimed by the Iroquois and Mohawks as part of their territory. In the summer, the village hosts the Festival des Rameurs or rowers festival. This festival first began in 1967 when villagers decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of confederation through a rowing trip across Chaleur Bay. Every year since, a group of rowers have crossed the bay and people have gathered in Petit Rocher for the festival.