Grosse Île guided tour

Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

Live the experience of an incomparable place!

Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants who stayed at this former quarantine station and the locals who lived on the island.

In the company of a guide, visit evocative places and magnificent landscapes, including the Celtic cross and the Irish cemetery. A train ride will take you to the ancient village of Saint-Luc-de-Grosse-Île and to the hospital area, where you will discover the secrets of the lazaret. Visiting different stations, you will meet characters who will make you relive the fabulous history of this island, which welcomed hundreds of thousands of immigrants between 1832 and 1937.

A visit to Grosse Île means diving back into a rich and moving past. A visit you won’t soon forget!



From May 9 to October 13 


Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission for youth at our parks and sites. However, transport fees to get to Grosse Île apply in addition to admission fees listed below.

We invite you to contact the carriers to learn more on their rates.

Parks Canada Admission fees

This activity is included with your site entrance fee. 

  • This experience is outdoors, be prepared, weather can change at any time.
  • Not all parts of this activity are adapted for people with reduced mobility.
  • Available in English and French

You must book in advance with one of our carriers.

However, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Phone : 418-234-8841


Travel trade
  • Suitable for large groups and fully independent travelers
  • Available in English and French

You must book in advance with one of our carriers.

However, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Phone : 418-234-8841

Grosse Île: where the past comes alive


View of the St-Lawrence river

A girl light up a candle light and blow the matches

The girl sit on a chair, take a photo album in her hands and flip the pages. She looks at old family photos.

A rosary is moving on a grave by the wind.

A girl sat at the cemetery

The medical officer is entering the Desinfection building.

View from above the Celtic Cross

A girl walk trough the Irish Memorial Monument.

View from above the Irish Memorial Monument

View from inside the Desinfection building (showers)

View of the cemetery

Closed view of girl's shoes going down the stairs

View of Grosse Île

View from inside the Lazaretto

St-lawrence river and the boat who transports the visitor leaving Grosse-Île

Group of people walking by the Celtic Cross

Girl smiling and walking by a building

A woman enjoying the view of the St-Lawrence river

View of many building on Grosse-Île

View from inside a building

Closed view of names written on the Irish Memorial

A girl turning her back to the viewer looking at the river

Overview of buildings

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Employees walk down the dock together


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