Grosse-Ile & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

1 Day


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
Day 1 :

Arriving and Departing:

You may get to the Grosse-Île by ferry. Berthier-sur-Mer is where the ferry leaves from. The passenger ferry departs from Berthier-sur-Mer at 2, 3, or 4 different times daily (see the timetable for details). The primary route to the island is via this. There is also a small plane you can use to get there.

To get there by ferry takes about 35 minutes.

There will be a 5- to 6-hour visit. The ferry station has ample of parking, restrooms, a small restaurant, and a food truck with picnic tables. As part of the cruise, lunch is available for purchase. There is a small canteen on the island where you can also purchase food.

They welcome you to the pier and give you detailed instructions on where to go and what to do at every turn. As soon as you register, a number is given to you to place on your clothes, and you remain with that group the entire time. The tour guides were interesting and informed. The time just passed quickly because of the intriguing history and tales they share. You can avoid some walking by taking the trolley bus, which travels to the island’s farthest extremities.

Bring appropriate footwear for walking and weather-appropriate clothing. Sometimes the ferry ride can be a little chilly. Bringing a bag of snacks and water along surely wouldn’t hurt.

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