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Grosse Ile and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site

110 Rue de la Marina | La Grosse-Ile, Quebec G0R 1P0, Canada
+1 418-234-8841
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I had no idea of this history of Canada. Hadn’t heard about it all through my school or into... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Nadineayc
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Calgary, Canada
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Magnificent tour of a park I never heard of!

I cannot recommend this any higher than beyond excellent - you tour all day and get to learn about... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
ABW401
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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110 Rue de la Marina | La Grosse-Ile, Quebec G0R 1P0, Canada
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I had no idea of this history of Canada. Hadn’t heard about it all through my school or into adulthood. It is well worth the time and money to learn about this period of our history. The diseases that they encountered were horrendous and have...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I cannot recommend this any higher than beyond excellent - you tour all day and get to learn about immigration into Canada - you get to see many of the original buildings where they went through cleaning, where sick people stayed, schools, churches, infirmary, and...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I visited a friend this summer in Canada and we spent a few days near Quebec. She told me that for one day we will go to "La Grosse-Ile" and do a kind of excursion. For people who don't exactly know what the Grosse-Ile is,...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I visited a friend this summer in Canada and we spent a few days near Quebec. She told me that for one day we will go to "La Grosse-Ile" and do a kind of excursion. For people who don't exactly know what the Grosse-Ile is,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

There is so much potential for this to be better, it was hard to overcome that. During the cruise over, we were approached by a Parks Canada employee who explained 5 different circuits we could follow, we had seen info about 3 of them prior,...More

2  Thank STSWMFCW
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited with my mum who is extremely interested in genealogy. As an Irish person I was also intrigued to see this national site. It is about 70km from Quebec and it took is about an hour to drive there. We took the boat from...More

Thank meenamara
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Berthier sur Mer, where you catch the boat to Grosse Ile, is about an hour or so from Quebec City - leave extra time as the traffic can get congested. The ferry ride from Berthier sur Mer to the island is about 30 minutes. Reservations...More

1  Thank mike s
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Grosse Ile is an island in the St Lawrence Waterway and can only be reached by boat. A ferry runs twice daily. For 2017 there is no charge to visit the island itself. Unless you have your own boat you will need to take the...More

2  Thank Rosemary J
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great excursion. Very well done. It explains the immigration process between 1832 and 1937 when immigrants needed to be quarantined to avoid spreading diseases in Canada. We really enjoyed this excursion. Visitors should start with the little train activity (about 1.5 hours) in order to...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

To prevent immigrants from spreading diseases such as typhus, cholera and small pox, all had to pass through a quarantine station. Immigrants who were well were housed on the west section of the island. Those who were sick were separated from the healthy and put...More

1  Thank harpsncats
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