Things to do

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Arrive by boat at Grosse Île and discover the journey made by tens of thousands of immigrants between 1832 and 1937 by walking in their footsteps. As in the past, experience the medical inspection in the disinfection building then take the trolley ride for a tour of the island.

 A family listens to a Parks Canada guide in the western cemetery.

Grosse Île guided tour

Visit historic buildings during your guided tour and see icons of Grosse Île, the Celtic Cross and the Irish Cemetery.

 An employee dressed as a costumed character from the early 20th century chats with a visiting couple at the Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial national historic site.

Grosse Île in First Class

Visit the essentials of Grosse Île and enjoy exclusive activities and experiences.

 Three visitors ride bicycles in front of the Anglican chapel on the central path of Grosse Île.

Self-guided tour of Grosse Île

Explore the island at your own pace! On foot or by bike, discover the history and the must-sees of Grosse Île.

 A young woman in a teacher's costume walks with her back to the camera on a concrete sidewalk towards a yellow building.

Not to be missed

Three essential elements to see and live during your visit to Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site.

 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.

Shows virtual Parks Canada workshops with the networked school.

Online workshops

Parks Canada participate with École en Réseau to present free online workshops all year long.

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