Experiencing the wonders of Grosse-Île
Follow in the thousands of immigrants’ footsteps who came to Grosse Île in search of a better future. Grosse Île, which is situated in the St. Lawrence River’s midsection, once functioned as the principal entry point into Canada and a quarantine station for the port of Québec from 1832 until 1937. Discover the island’s history of scientific and medical advancements as you are surrounded by touching tales and stunning scenery. Discover the island’s rich Irish past. Dive into the lives of locals, laborers, and immigrants. Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site are waiting to provide you with unforgettable experiences!
You need to take a ferry to get to the Grosse-Ile. The island is a part of the Isle-aux-Grues Archipelago, which also includes another nearby island by the same name. as clear as mud.
In general, Parks Canada does a decent job maintaining its historic properties. This location is no exception; it’s extremely well-organized and fascinating.
What to look into:
- Irish Heritage
- Land of Hope and Dreams
- From Beliefs to Science
- Life in Sant-Luc-de-la Grosse-ile