In a few words
Accompanied by a Parks Canada guide, walk in the footsteps of the tens of thousands of immigrants who arrived at the quarantine station between 1832 and 1937 in the hopes of a better future.
Once an important gateway into Canada, Grosse Île is an enchanting site located in the heart of St. Lawrence River.
Dive into the lives of villagers, workers, and immigrants and encounter moving stories and inspiring landscapes.
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).
May 2 to October 11, 2020
Youth (age 17 and under): Free
Fees apply for transportation to the island. Contact us for details.
Discover and explore the island with a Parks Canada guide.
Enjoy the sea breeze and mesmerizing landscapes.
Red room of the Lazaretto
Better understand the treatment of smallpox.
Celtic cross and memorial
Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.
Nurse's medical examination
Open your mouth and say aahh!
This place also offers : Museum and Interpretation center