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

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La Grosse-Ile, Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec G0R 1P0, Canada
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A lot more interesting than it sounds like!!

I visited a friend this summer in Canada and we spent a few days near Quebec. She told me that for... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
beaumont_noa
Missed potential

There is so much potential for this to be better, it was hard to overcome that. During the cruise... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
STSWMFCW
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Montreal, Canada
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La Grosse-Ile, Berthier-sur-Mer, Quebec G0R 1P0, Canada
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I visited a friend this summer in Canada and we spent a few days near Quebec. She told me that for one day we will go to "La Grosse-Ile" and do a kind of excursion. For people who don't exactly know what the Grosse-Ile is,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

There is so much potential for this to be better, it was hard to overcome that. During the cruise over, we were approached by a Parks Canada employee who explained 5 different circuits we could follow, we had seen info about 3 of them prior,...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I visited with my mum who is extremely interested in genealogy. As an Irish person I was also intrigued to see this national site. It is about 70km from Quebec and it took is about an hour to drive there. We took the boat from...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great excursion. Very well done. It explains the immigration process between 1832 and 1937 when immigrants needed to be quarantined to avoid spreading diseases in Canada. We really enjoyed this excursion. Visitors should start with the little train activity (about 1.5 hours) in order to...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a must see for Canadians as it is a significant part of our history, particularly those from Quebec and the prairie provinces. This is where the some of the first immigrants from Ireland, Russia and Eastern Europe started their lives in Canada. A...More

Thank Doug W
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The tour went from 10AM to 4PM. It was very well done and interesting. I was concerned that the length would be too long but the time went quickly. It began with a boat ride to the island, a morning tour, lunch break, afternoon tour,...More

Thank emtlp
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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...More

Thank BarbaraCCanada
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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...More

Thank andrewII
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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...More

Thank KuddlyKitten
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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...More

Thank Claude D
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