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Address: Hwy 20 East | (Exit 364 or 378), Quebec G0R 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 1 418 248 8888; 1 800 463 69769
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This island historically served as a quarantine station for 19th-century...

This island historically served as a quarantine station for 19th-century European immigrants, and is presently a museum documenting their plight.

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Wow... Worth the visit!

We took the boat tour 160$ cad for two. But it was very worth it! Parks Canada has done a wonderful job. Being English meant being in a minority for the group... We ended up with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ChikafromCanada
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the boat tour 160$ cad for two. But it was very worth it! Parks Canada has done a wonderful job. Being English meant being in a minority for the group... We ended up with only 6 of us with our English guide Romy. She was absolutely fabulous! Kept us on task for timing but answered all questions! Very... More 

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Claremorris, Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was such a beautiful and moving experience, spending for hours on the island with the most knowledgeable guide that I have had the pleasure to meet. The visit was informative and humbling without being morose. A thoroughly enjoyable day.

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New Yorker
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We recently visited Grosse Ile and it's a treasure. If you are interested in Irish History or history in general this is a must stop. It's a good idea to purchase the tour in advance. it's all day because you take the ferry over and back. The tour is in 3 parts which are offered in English and French and... More 

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Albany, New York
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Because of Irish ancestry, we've been wanting to visit this Canadian National Park for years and it is well worth it! It's the equivalent of Ellis Island in NY but much more scenic and interesting. Park staff demonstrate the story of immigration and it is a fascinating experience. Don't miss it!

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Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I visited Grosse Ile during the last week in July (2014) and found it to be an excellent trip that was exceptionally presented by the French Canadian Parc Department. The staff on the Island was extremely knowledgeable and fluent in the history of the island and the misery of those who past through the island. I totally... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our visit was very interesting especially for history buffs, but it is quite a little investment with the boat over. I'm sure the upkeep is expensive so it's probably reasonable but we really debated whether it was worth it. In the end we're glad we went. This is a really important piece of history that is skimmed over at best... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Tour very well done and interesting. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Good weather helped too.

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Montreal, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very interesting story on the arrival of Irish immigrants. Very will presented and narrated. Must see.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A very moving experience that was brought to life by Pierre Loop (Peter the Wolf as he introduced himself to us). Pierre was passionate about this island and was familiar with all aspects of its history. This made the difference to our tour and to those attending. The history of the island and how the Irish were humanely treated after... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Brilliant. We were verry moved with the Irish memorial. We felt that the quarantied immigrants were basically well treated. Those who died there were very beautifully memoriallized. Congratulations to Parks Canada staff.

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