Guided Tours

Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues • Montmagny and the islands
visite guidée
Grosse Île - Celtic Cross
Couple -Memorial
Grosse Île
Kids- Desinfection
Family - Meeting Igor
Welcome visitors - Berthier-sur-Mer
Group at the memorial
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Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

Contact details

Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues Québec

418 234-8841


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Our crushes (3)

  • Interpretive Trail

    Discover the island with a guide at every station!

  • Celtic cross and memorial

    Take a moment to honor the fallen migrants.

  • Lazaretto Red Room

    Learn more about the treatment of smallpox.

In a few words

Follow the interpretive trail that retraces the rich history of this former quarantine station.

At every discovery station, located across the island, let our Parks Canada guides share with you fascinating facts and stories about the lives of the residents and immigrants who lived on the island and the scientific and medical advances of the time.

The adventure begins in Berthier-sur-Mer (35 minutes from Québec City) where the ferry departs for Grosse Île. Air transportation is also available from Montmagny (45 minutes from Québec City).

Visit duration : 4.00 h

For Real!

At the time of the quarantine, it was customary for the children of the village to go and greet the immigrants when they left the island. This tradition still lives on today.

Maripier Boutin, Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

Certifications et distinctions

  • The Navigator's Trail
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2004
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2010
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2016

Schedule and prices


Mid-May to Mid-October
For the complete schedule, please visit


Parks Canada admission fees (taxes included)
Adult: $19.75
Senior: $16.75
Youth (age 17 and under): Free

Fees for transportation to the island apply.

Articles (4)


Curious Nature Double quarantine in 2020!

This year, the term quarantine has never been used as often as since the 1830s. I had the chance, this fall, in the midst of a pandemic to learn more about the sanitary measures of the time by visiting the Grosse-île or if you prefer Quarantine Island. A day full of emotions, paying homage to our ancestors ...

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