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Lieu historique national du Canada de la Grosse-Ile-et-le-Memorial-des-Irlandais

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Address: La Grosse-Ile, Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec G0R 1P0, Canada
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A Must for all Immigrants, I guess that is most of us!

This is the Ellis Island of Canada, operating 105 years between 1832, when cholera was brought to Canada by British immigrants, and 1937 when medical advances deemed it to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is the Ellis Island of Canada, operating 105 years between 1832, when cholera was brought to Canada by British immigrants, and 1937 when medical advances deemed it to be obsolete. As an Irish immigrant, the story of more than 1500 famine fleers who died here or on the journey in 1847 drew me to Grosse Ile. The Irish story... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Every tourist that are in this neck of wood should visit this historic site. Most of North American citizens are immigrants and their ancestors arrived on that island. A must see if you want to understand what your ancestors suffered to make it on the new continent.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is a very interesting and informative place to visit with so much tragic history of the hardships endured by the Irish settlers to Canada. The visit consists of a walking tour of the west section and a tour en balade to the east section buildings, with the option of walking part way back to the main building.Most informative with... More 

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Trois-rivieres, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

You like beeing deported.....like our Irish Friends years ago.....into back centuries, you should visit the Big Island (grosse Ile in French ) . The best way to get there is you take a boat at Quebec City port, with a bilingual guide, and after one hour, you`ll walk in the many pathes of the Island. You will be impressed by... More 

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Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

This place is a must go for anyone in Canada, the history is very sad but its beautiful. Its a short visit I find, Wish it was more open to explore and more documentation but I just love this place, its now so peaceful and relaxing

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New Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

On a recent trip to Quebec, my husband and I took the Croisieres Lachance ferry from Berthier Sur Mer to Grosse Ile on a bright sunny and warm late September day. The comfortable 1/2 hour ride gave the ferry staff time to give an interesting talk about the islands in this part of the St Lawrence in both French and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is a must see park, do not miss. It is very interesting and very well presented. We have enjoyed greatly.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We went on a boat with croisières Le Coudrier located on Port de Québec on a beautiful sunny day, it took two hours to get there from Québec, and, fortunately, the sea was calm too... We left the dock at 10h in the morning, crammed into the back of the boat on added chairs and tables, with not much space... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

This federal park was on my "Must See" list for a long time. I finally went, by boat from Berthier-sur-mer near Montmagny. The island must be seen with a guide, and also when actors are playing real historic characters, to be fully appreciated. It is an intense experience, because of the painful nature of the quarantine that a very large... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We took the Lachance Ferry from Berthier sur Mer. It was very interesting. We were greeted by guides, some of whom were dressed in the traditional dress of the time. We took the tram from the landing point to the eastern part of the Island. The guides are very informative and it is such a very sad place. So many... More 

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