In a few words
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 inspiring site located in the heart of the St. Lawrence River.
Dive into the lives of villagers, workers, and immigrants and encounter moving stories and beautiful landscapes. Parks Canada guides are excited to share their passion for this place with you.
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 min. 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.
Celtic cross and memorial
Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.
Red room of the Lazaretto
Better understand the treatments for smallpox.
Discover and explore the island with a Parks Canada guide.
Open your mouth and say aahh!
This place also offers : Guided Tours