GROSSE-ÎLE WITH CROISIÈRES LACHANCE
It's time for an unforgettable cruise with Croisières Lachance to the Grosse Île and Irish Memorial National Historic Site. You'll discover the St. Lawrence River and the history of a quarantine station. The cruise to Grosse-Île departs from Berthier-sur-Mer, about an hour's drive from Québec City.
The Croisières Lachance crew will welcome you onboard the ship, taking you to the historic site for a day of discovery. For a long time, Grosse Île was shrouded in mystery. Because of its role in both human and animal quarantine, trespassers were discouraged from landing there. Between 1832 and 1937 Grosse Ile was a transition point for four million immigrants, a quarantine station to prevent the spread of epidemics in Canada.
Visitors can also discover natural treasures at this national historic site. For example, you might not know that Grosse Île is home to one of Canada's largest colony of bats!
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