Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site
Useful information

Useful information

Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse Île was a quarantine station for the Port of Québec from 1832 to 1937. At the time, the island was the main point of entry for immigrants coming to Canada. You will be moved by the story of Grosse Île, a witness to both human tragedy and exceptional dedication. Relive the troubling experience of immigrants who set sail in hopes of a better future, and of those who cared for them upon arrival. Fees apply for transportation to the island. Contact us for details.

Schedule and Details

Hours: May 3 to June 18, Wednesday to Sunday; June 19 to September 4, daily; September 5 to October 9, Wednesday to Sunday. Departure times and tour duration vary, depending on the carriers. For departure time information, please contact the carriers directly: Les Croisières Lachance, departures from Berthier-sur-Mer,; Air Montmagny (travel by plane),

Minimum duration of a visit: 4 h

Schedule and rates are subject to change without notice. Visit their website or contact them for up-to-date information.


Archipel de l'Isle-aux-Grues, QC

Outside Quebec region - Chaudière Appalaches


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General Features

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Ability to host groups
Companies offering Youth Activities : For groups
Companies offering Youth Activities : For individuals


Bus Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Outdoor on site for a fee, Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Outdoor on site for a fee, Bike Parking: Free Outdoor on Site

We Speak

English, French

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