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
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.
Sarah Wade medical exam
Open your mouth and say aahh...
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