Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse Île was Canada's main immigration gateway and served as a quarantine station for the Port of Quebec from 1832 to 1937. Follow the footsteps of tens of thousands of immigrants who landed on the island and see the beauty of this special place.

Shows virtual Parks Canada workshops with the networked school.

Free online workshops for teachers

Parks Canada in partnership with École en Réseau present free online workshops.

 A Parks Canada guide gives a tour to a group of students in front of the Western Cemetery.

School programs

Accompanied by guides and characters, students explore the quarantine station and the history of immigration to Canada.

Visiting Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, quarantine station tour, costume animation, cruise, historic buildings, school programs and more.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, how to get here, hours of operations. 

Fees

Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Safety and guidelines

Visitors guidelines. 

About Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, list of names on the Memorial, photos and videos.

Stewardship and management

Film and photography, management plan and management plan consultations report.

Nature and science

Conservation, flora and unique wildlife.

How to get here

Contact us

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

General information :
1 888 773-8888 (toll free)

quebec.ev-ve@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the historic site:
418-234-8841

Hours of operation

Season 2023 : May 10 to October 8

Complete schedule

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