Explore the island
In the company of a Parks Canada interpreter, immerse yourself in the history of Grosse Île and learn about the attempts to counter epidemics transmitted from Europe. Then discover the sites that remind us of this not-so-distant past… Follow the Irish cemetery guide to the Celtic Cross, first passing through the first class hotel. Travel on a trolley to the old village of Saint-Luc-de-la-Grosse-Île and the hospitals sector. Then, explore the sectors formerly reserved for employees and their families. Admire the Catholic Chapel, the Anglican Chapel and the house of the public works official. It is in this area you will find the lazaret—quarantine station—built in 1847. This building, one of the oldest on the island, represents the ultimate witness to the Irish tragedy.