Our national historic sites are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.
Breaking the law in a National Park or National Historic Site can result in consequences including evictions or tickets, or in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines. View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations.
If you have any questions please contact the Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site Information Centre.
Activity Restrictions and special events
Pets and service animals
Service animals are welcome, in the company of their handlers. Please keep service animals on a leash or harness during your visit.
Given the legislative provisions of the surrounding municipalities surrounding the national historic sites under the responsibility of the Quebec Field Unit, the use of cannabis is not permitted at Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site. For more information on the regulation of cannabis in Parks Canada sites, please visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/cannabis.
Garbage and Litter
Good times in the national historic sites are safer and more rewarding when you Leave No Trace of your visit. A good rule of thumb is to leave “no trace on the place” and “no trace on others’ space”
If you do not possess a permit or special permission to fly your drone in a Parks Canada place, please leave your drone at home. Learn more about our drone usage rules.
Wildlife and Flora
- You are not allowed to entice, pet or attempt to pet, harass, or feed wild animals.
- Be respectful when photographing wildlife. Animal behaviour is unpredictable.
- Stay on the trails to preserve the surrounding flora.
Natural and historic objects
If you believe you have found something significant, leave the item in place and report your finding to the nearest Parks Canada office. Please leave these natural items for others to enjoy.
Commercial film and photography permits
Smoking and vaping
Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.