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 Grosse Île, the quarantine island, between 1832 and 1937 in hopes for a better future.

Former Canada important gateway, this station is located in an enchanting site in the heart of St. Lawrence River.

Delve into the lives of habitants, employees and immigrants and encounter moving stories and evocative landscapes. Guides will also happily share their passion of the Grosse Île's history with the visitors.


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

  • Sarah Wade medical exam

    Open your mouth and say aahh...

  • Celtic cross and memorial

    Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.

  • Follow the guide

    Discover plenty of anecdotes with a guide.

  • Mirador Trail

    Breathe in the sea air and let the nature surprise you.

  • Cruise on the River

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

This place also offers : Guided Tours


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While we're at it

Recommended by Michèle Leblond from Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

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