Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the importance of immigration to Canada, particularly via the entry port of Québec, from the early 19th century to the First World War. Grosse Île also commemorates the tragic events experienced by the Irish immigrants at this site, primarily during the typhoid epidemic of 1847.


If some of your ancestors passed away at the quarantine station at Grosse-Île, their names might appear on the memorial erected by Parks Canada in 1998.