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
visite guidée
Family - Meeting Igor
Welcome visitors - Berthier-sur-Mer
Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais
Grosse Île
Group at the memorial
Kids- Desinfection
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Lieu historique national de la Grosse-Île-et-le-Mémorial-des-Irlandais

Contact details

Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues Québec

418 234-8841


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Our crushes (3)

  • Red room of the Lazaretto

    Better understand the treatments for smallpox.

  • Celtic cross and memorial

    Take a moment to honour the fallen immigrants.

  • Interpretive Trail

    Discover the island with a guide at every station!

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

Certifications et distinctions

  • The Navigator's Trail
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2004
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2010
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2016

Schedule and prices


From May 10 to October 8, 2023.

For the complete shedule, please visit


Parks Canada admission fees (taxes included)
Adult: $18.75
Senior: $16.00
Youth (age 17 and under): Free

Fees for transportation to the island apply.

Articles (2)


Curious Nature Double quarantine in 2020!

This year, the term quarantine has never been used as often as since the 1830s. I had the chance, this fall, in the midst of a pandemic to learn more about the sanitary measures of the time by visiting the Grosse-île or if you prefer Quarantine Island. A day full of emotions, paying homage to our ancestors ...

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