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
Grosse Île - Celtic Cross
Grosse Île
Lieu historique national du Canada de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais
Grosse-Île - Station quarantaine
Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais
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  • Celtic cross and memorial

    Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.

  • Interpretive Trail

    Discover the island with a guide at every station!

  • Red room of the Lazaretto

    Better understand the treatments for smallpox.

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).

Visit duration : 4.00 h

For Real!

National historic sites allow us to learn more about Canadian history in a variety of settings. There are more than 970 national historic sites; of these 171 are administered by Parks Canada.

Parcs Canada /Parks Canada, 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


July 1 to August 30, 2020 - Every day

September 10 to September 27, 2020 - Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday


Parks Canada admission fees (taxes included)
Adult: $17.90
Senior: $15.20
Youth (age 17 and under): Free

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

Articles (3)


Curious Nature Une double quarantaine en 2020!

Cette année, le terme quarantaine n'a jamais été aussi souvent utilisé que depuis les années 1830. J'ai eu la chance, cet automne, en pleine pandémie d'en apprendre plus sur les mesures sanitaires de l'époque en allant visiter la Grosse-île ou si vous aimez mieux l'île de la Quarantaine. Une journée haute en émotions, rendant hommage à nos ancêtres...

Curious Nature Photographic safari of little penguins

Did you know that you can see little penguins without ever goint to the Arctic? Fortunately, yes! You can watch them during a short period of time in May and June in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. You can try this experience only aboard a cruise from Croisière Lachance.