The horse-drawn ambulance
New in June 2019!Here is a new exhibition that will satisfy those interested in the history and people of Grosse Île. Starting June 22 2019, all visitors to Grosse Île will pass through the hangar where the horse-drawn ambulance is exposed. This captivating exhibition is part of all guided/thematic tours.
Pit Masson, carter and ambulance driver...
Pit was an integral part of the life of the island, transporting commodities and equipment for the hotels and hospitals, coal and firewood, straw for the patients' beds, the immigrants' personal effects, etc. A key figure in the history of the island, he occupied this position until the closing of the quarantine station in 1937. In 1935, he received the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of his loyal service.
By visiting this exhibition, you will dive into the past, thanks to an environment reflecting the realities of the time: :
- Discover the characteristics of the horse-drawn ambulance
- Learn more about the work of Pit Masson, carter and ambulance driver at Grosse Île
- Let our guides tell you great anecdotes about medicine at that time
This new exhibition starts on June 22, 2019.
Please note that transport fees to get to Grosse Île apply in addition to Parks Canada admission fees. Visit our fees web page to learn more.
This activity is included with the guided tour and all the thematic tours.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Capacity: Suitable for large groups
This experience is included in the guided tour and all the thematic tours.
- Included with all the guided tours
- Suitable for large groups and fully independant travelers
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