Not to be missed

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Here are three activities not to be missed during your visit to the island. These are included in the regular visit to Grosse Île.

Nurse Sarah Wade's medical inspection


After making the crossing by boat, disembark at the quay of the Grosse île quarantine station, the first in Canada. Exhausted? No time to relax as you're directed to a medical inspection! More details.

The red room of the lazaretto

This exhibition in the red room of the lazaretto will allow you to better understand the role of the medical staff. You will learn more about the beginnings of the modern era of medicine and the treatment of smallpox in Grosse Île. More details.


The horse-drawn ambulance


This exhibition will allow you to learn more about the history of the horse-drawn ambulance that served the island, and that is still on site today. You will discover who was the driver of this ambulance, Pierre "Pit" Masson, an important figure belonging to a family who lived on the island for four generations. More details.


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