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“Nice to visit but a bit expensive.”
Review of Grosse Ile

Grosse Ile
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Owner description: This island historically served as a quarantine station for 19th-century European immigrants, and is presently a museum documenting their plight.
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 in school curriculum.

3  Thank onvoyage_3
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

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

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

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

2  Thank Brasstess
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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 they had spent considerable time on cargo ships being delivered to the New World was an incredible story itself. The boat ride over (about 30 minutes) was very relaxing.

The food offerings are limited so I would recommend that you bring a lunch and enjoy the grounds.

5  Thank Twistkow
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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.

2  Thank Jean D
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