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Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

Product ID: 37859
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Relive the experience of immigrants to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries and tour the facilities of the quarantine station on Grosse Île, in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Admire views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago from the Mirador Trail.
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  • Visit the quarantine station where many immigrants entered Canada
  • Explore the Mirador Trail for views of Isle-aux-Grues archipelago
  • See the Celtic cross that stands in memory of the Irish immigrants who died on the island
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On your day tour of Grosse Île you’ll meet period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the immigrants and employees that resided in this quarantine station.

Experience what the immigrants must have felt when they entered the disinfection building, and learn about medicine and immigration procedures here during the 19th and 20th centuries.

You can choose to walk or hop on the tourist trolley to visit the central part of the island and the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue on to the hospital sector at the easternmost point of the island to visit the Lazaretto.

Take a walk along the Mirador Trail and admire the views of the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago, taking in the natural treasures that await you at every turn. Retrace the footsteps of the Irish immigrants or linger a while at the memorial and think about what they experienced as they arrived in Canada.

Departure from Berthier-sur-Mer, on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River.
Cruise last about 45 minutes. You remain on the island for about 4 hours. Return trip to Berthier-sur-Mer is at a set time. Return trip is also about 45 minutes.
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Meeting point

110 Rue de la Marina, Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec G0R 1E0

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Boats depart on time, so please arrive at the ticket booth 30 minutes before departure.

The departure time may change at the end of August and may vary according to the tides and weather.

Rain Policy: Unless the weather presents a danger to the security of the passengers, cruises are not canceled due to rain. There is always an enclosed area on the boat.

Wheelchair policy: "Foldable" wheelchairs are OK, but unfortunately electric wheelchairs cannot be accepted as the ramps and stairs on the boats are too steep with the tides.
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Product ID: 37859