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.

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. 


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.

Contact us

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

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

For emergencies within the historic site:

Hours of operation

Season 2023 : May 10 to October 8

Complete schedule


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