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Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île

Jeff Frenette

4 cruises

  • Cruise and visit of Grosse-Île

    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 that is only 35 minutes from Quebec City!

    • Look up your ancestors' names on the memorial
    • Visit the island's must-sees
    • Enjoy a guided cruise by the Lachance captains

    This cruise will be back next year.

  • First Class Tour of Grosse-Île

    Start your trip with an wonderful cruise. For our first-class guests, it is possible to visit the wheelhouse and take a picture with our captain.
    You will then have the chance to receive a personalized welcome upon your arrival on the island. Accompanied by an exclusive guide dedicated to your select group, you will visit the must-see quarantine station, such as the lazaretto, the Celtic cross and the Irish cemetery. You will also have the chance to conduct a medical inspection with the staff of the island!
    As a distinguished guest, you will enjoy exclusive activities at the 1st class hotel and at the village of Saint-Luc-de-Grosse-Île. An unmatched experience!

    This cruise will be back next year.

  • Grosse-Île Bicycle Tour

    Explore Grosse-Île differently!

    Come aboard and bring your bike: you will be able to visit the island at your own pace! Go to each station, by bicycle and on foot, to discover the quarantine site must-see features, its history, as well as the landscapes and natural environment of Grosse Île.

    Along the way, you will also meet Parks Canada characters and guides who will tell you all about the fabulous history of this quarantine station, which welcomed tens of thousands of immigrants between 1832 and 1947.

    Audio Tour

    A map of the route is available on the Parcs Canada mobile app, we recommend you download it before your visit.


    The course is a 4.5 km round trip, and the road is gravel. You must bring your own bike and a helmet is recommended.

    Please note that there are no electric bike charging stations on the island.

    This cruise will be back next year.

  • Cruise to Grosse-Île and visit of the Miller Zoo

    Be charmed by the wonderful region of Chaudière-Appalaches! Start your excursion on a cruise and explore Grosse Île. Pursue your journey with a visit of the Miller Zoo where you will discover a shelter with more than 150 animals.

    The package includes:

    • Daily access to take the cruise and visit of Grosse-Île with Parks Canada guides who will show you the site of the Irish memorial, the buildings of the quarantine station, as well as the Celtic Cross.
    • An entry ticket for one person giving access to the Miller Zoo and its 60 animal species.

    This cruise will be back next year.