Museum and Interpretation center

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

Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues • Montmagny and the islands
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A true piece of Canadian history that is rarely mentioned. [...] It was a gray and rainy day that really set the mood as we were greeted by " staff" of the island. Amazing.

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

In a few words

Walk in the footsteps of the tens of thousands immigrants who reached the quarantine island between 1832 and 1937 in hopes for a better future. Former Canada important gateway, Grosse Île is located in an enchanting site in the heart of St. Lawrence River.

Dive into the lives of villagers, employees and immigrants and encounter moving stories and evocative landscapes. Let Parks Canada guides share their passion with you.

The adventure begins in Berthier-sur-Mer (35 minutes from Québec City) where the cruise ship departs. Air transportation is also available from Montmagny (45 min. from Québec City).


May 18 to October 13, 2019


Parks Canada admission fees (taxes included)
Adult: $17.60
Senior: $14.95
Youth (age 17 and under): Free

Fees apply for transportation to the island. Contact us for details.

Our crushes

  • Celtic cross and memorial

    Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.

  • Sarah Wade medical exam

    Open your mouth and say aahh...

  • Mirador Trail

    Enjoy the sea breeze and mesmerizing landscapes.

  • Follow the guide

    Learn fun facts with a Parks Canada guide

  • Cruise on the River

    Arrive by boat just like the immigrants did at the time.

This place also offers : Guided Tours


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While we're at it

Recommended by Audrey Roussin-Bouthillier from Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais