Discover the journey made by hundreds of thousands of immigrants over a time span of 105 years. By following in their footsteps, you will better understand the extent of the sacrifices of these newcomers and the long journey that led them to this place. Many perished even before reaching the promised land. Also, watch for an astonishing abundance of fauna and flora. Will you spot a deer, heron or snow goose? Keep your eyes peeled!


  • Explore the island

    With a Parks Canada guide, relive more than a hundred years of immigration through the stories and buildings still present on the island. Follow in the footsteps of the tens of thousands of immigrants who passed through the island.

  • ​Nurse Sarah Wade's medical examination

    What was an immigrant's arrival like when the port of Québec was the main gateway to the country and Grosse île was an essential stop to be made before setting foot on the continent?

  • Hiking on the Mirador trail

    The Mirador Trail offers visitors access to observe in complete tranquility the many plant and animal species that make the quarantine island their home. Look, listen and inhale: You are not alone…

  • ​School programs

    “The Key to” School Kit, a unique tool designed for primary students (cycles 2 and 3), is an educational adventure that examines multiculturalism and Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site.

All activities

Interpretive trail
Picnic Area Picnicking