Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site
Grosse Île was the first stop for thousands of Irish coming from Liverpool, England. It was the first stop for my main character, Sean McNalley in
. Fiddler’s Lament
Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse île was a quarantine station for the port of Québec from 1832 to 1937. At the time, the island was the main point of entry for immigrants coming to Canada. You will be moved by the story of Grosse Île, which stands in testament to both a human tragedy and exceptional dedication. Relive the troubling experiences of immigrants who set sail in hopes of a better future, and those who cared for them upon arrival.and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site is located in the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, 48 km east of Québec City.
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site is located in the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, 48 km east of Québec City.
The length of tours offered by these carriers may vary. For information about the departures times, please contact one of the following companies:
Private ferry company
offers daily crossings between Berthier-sur-Mer and Grosse Île. Fees apply. Les Croisières Lachance
Les Croisières Lachance
110, de la Marina, Berthier-sur-Mer, QC G0R 1E0
www.croisiereslachance.com- Book online!
Telephone: 1 418 259-2140
Toll-free: 1 888 476-7734
To get to Berthier-sur-Mer from Québec City, head south over Pierre-Laporte bridge and take Highway 20 East toward Rivière-du-Loup. Take exit 364, drive towards Berthier-sur-Mer and follow the signs to the marina.
flies to Grosse Île from Montmagny Airport. Fees apply. Air Montmagny
Flights are available by reservation only.
Minimum 24 hours before desired date.
640 boulevard Taché Est, Montmagny
www.airmontmagny.com (french only)
To get to Montmagny from Québec City, head south over Pierre-Laporte bridge and take Highway 20 East toward Rivière-du-Loup.
Take exit 368 toward Montmagny and follow the signs to the airport.