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Skyview of Grosse Île

Cruises in Chaudière-Appalaches

Less than 30 minutes from Quebec City, discover mysterious Grosse-Île, a former human quarantine station from 1832 to 1937. With the family, come and observe more than 1000 small penguins that breed on the islands or learn more about Isle-aux-Grues whose landscape inspired the famous painter Riopelle.

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3 cruises

  • Visit and Cruise of Grosse-Île

    • Chaudière-Appalaches, Berthier-sur-Mer Harbor

    • From May 19 to October 10, 2022

    • Departures at 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:15 AM and 12:30 AM

    • Approximate duration: 6h00

    Off-limits for a long period of time, Grosse-Île now reveals its mysteries! Accompanied by Parks Canada guides, visit what was once a human quarantine station to counter epidemics, where tens of thousands of immigrants passed through between 1832 and 1937. A must-see!

    • Look up your ancestors' names on the memorial
    • Visit the island's must-sees
    • Enjoy a guided cruise by the Lachance captains
    • Please note that your experience will be different from previous years on Grosse Île due to the current Covid-19 situation.
  • Razorbill Observation Cruise in Chaudière-Appalaches

    • Chaudière-Appalaches, Berthier-sur-Mer Harbor

    • From May 21 to June 19, 2022

    • Departures at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM

    • Approximate duration: 4h30

    Come and observe the Alca Torda! Less than 35 minutes from Quebec City, come aboard the Vent des Îles and meet 1,000 little penguins during a guided and commented cruise available for a limited time.

    • Small penguins from the far east of the St. Lawrence come by the thousands to the islets of the archipelago to carry out their brooding
    • An exceptional opportunity to discover these fascinating creatures
    • In the company of specialized guides
  • Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île - 1 Day Tour

    Off-limits for a long period of time, Grosse-Île now reveals its mysteries! Accompanied by Parks Canada guides, visit what was once a human quarantine station to counter epidemics, where tens of thousands of immigrants passed through between 1832 and 1937. A must-see!

    • Look up your ancestors' names on the memorial
    • Visit the island's must-sees
    • Enjoy a guided cruise by the Lachance captains
    • Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, your experience on Grosse-Île will be different than previous years.

    Good news! The access to the park will be free on July 1st 2022 for all visitors over the age of 18 years old.