After making the crossing by boat, disembark at the quay of the Grosse île quarantine station, the first in Canada. Exhausted? No time to relax as you're directed to a medical examination.

Dates

Every day during July and August

Price

To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we're offering free admission to all Parks Canada locations. Please note that fees still apply for transportation. Price for the cruise: Adult: $ 53.95 or $ 144.95 for a family (taxes not included)

Details

After making the crossing by boat, disembark at the quay of the Grosse île quarantine station, the first in Canada. Exhausted? No time to relax as you're directed to a medical examination. Nurse Sarah Wade welcomes you: "Open your mouth and say aahh!" After examining the inside of your mouth and your throat, she invites you to proceed to the next step: disinfection. Walk into the showers where travelers were once sprayed with a mixture of water and mercury bichloride. Don't worry, you'll stay dry! Next, visit the disinfection ovens and waiting rooms, then the 30 or so buildings that bear witness to the island's painful past. It’s impossible not to be moved by a display inspired by a typical scene of immigrants arriving in the country.

Reserve

Croisières Lachance

By phone :1-418-259-2140 or 1-800-476-7734
Online : www.croisiereslachance.ca
Directly on site : Berthier-sur-Mer Marina
*We recommand you book in advance with our carrier

Air Montmagny (Minimum 24 hours before desired date)

By phone : 418 248-3545

Travel trade
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Suitable for small groups
  • Suitable for FIT(Fully Independent Travelers)
  • Reservation recommended
  • Washrooms on site
  • Gift shop
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