In the company of a Parks Canada interpreter, immerse yourself in the history of Grosse Île and learn about the attempts to counter epidemics transmitted from Europe. Then discover the sites that remind us of this not-so-distant past…

Follow the Irish cemetery guide to the Celtic Cross, first passing through the first class hotel. Travel on a trolley to the old village of Saint-Luc-de-la-Grosse-Île and the hospitals sector. Then, explore the sectors formerly reserved for employees and their families. Admire the Catholic Chapel, the Anglican Chapel and the house of the public works official. It is in this area you will find the lazaret—quarantine station—built in 1847. This building, one of the oldest on the island, represents the ultimate witness to the Irish tragedy.



This activity is not offered in 2020.


Transport fees to get to Grosse Île apply in addition to Parks Canada admission fees. We invite you to contact the carriers to learn more on their rates.

Parks Canada Admission fees: $ 4.90 per student
Transport fees by boat: $ 26.44 per student



Duration: 6 hours


You must make your reservation with our carrier, Croisières Lachance. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Telephone: 418 234-8841

Special notes:

  • Reservation is required for groups.
  • This experience is outdoors, be prepared, weather can change at any time.
  • Part of this guided tour has limited accessibility.
Travel trade
  • Reservation required
  • Available all season long for group upon reservation
  • Available in french and english

Grant Opportunities

Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory. Financial support from the Government of Québec can be provided. For further information, please contact the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.