Welcome to
Grosse Ile

From the sandy beaches to the rocky red cliffs, Grosse Ile’s beautiful scenery is rivaled only by its unique heritage and culture! With a population of approximately 500 people, Grosse Ile is the largest English speaking community on the Magdalen Islands. Grosse Ile has a rich culture and history and its roots are strongly embedded in the fishing industry. With so much to offer, from beautiful sandy beaches, historic churches, local museums, a bustling fishing port and so much more, Grosse Ile is a must see destination!

Grosse Île is one of two municipalities on the Magdalen Islands, separating from the ‘Municipalité des Ȋles de la Madeleiene’ in 2006 to again become an independent entity. It is comprised of 3 quaint villages on the east end of the archipelago; Old Harry, East Cape and Grosse Île as well as two uninhabited islands, Bird Rock and Brion Island which are separated from the main Island.

A Wreck at Old Harry
A Wreck at Old Harry

Discover a turning point of Canadian history and the impact of the wreck of the Miracle on the community of Old Harry.
Experience an interactive novel of a young girl and her Irish immigrant family crossing the Atlantic to escape the Irish Famine. (10y+)
Navigate the ship on a touch table and help save the passengers during this fateful night in May 1847 (6y+)

Culture & Heritage
LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM

Come and discover a place where time seems to stand still. Where you will be brought back in time and given an inside view of the English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands. The Little Red School House Museum is part of CAMI’s Historical Site, and is nestled in the small village of Old Harry within the Municipality of Grosse Ile.

Juin
du lundi au samedi
10h-17h
Juillet et Août
Tous les jours
10h-17h
Septembre
du Lundi au Samedi
10h-17h

787, chemin Principal
418 985-2116 #7
grosseileim.ca

VETERAN’S MUSEUM

Located at CAMI’s Historical Site, the Veteran’s Museum presents a collection of artifacts, letters and medals that belonged to English and French-speaking veterans from the Islands. Located beside the Veteran’s Museum is the Memorial Park which honours the brave men and women from the Islands who died during the Second World War.

Working Hours:

June
Monday to Saturday
10am-5pm
July and August
Daily
10am-5pm
September
Monday to Saturday
10am-5pm

787, chemin Principal
418 985-2116 #7
grosseileim.ca

MINES SELEINE

We can see it, touch it and taste it. We can find it on the ground, underground, in the sea, in some lakes and rivers and also…on all tables. More than just a seasonning, it’s essential to our survival…SALT. Mines Seleine’s interpretation Center is proud to present the Salt Essentiel exhibit. A fascinating exhibit for the whole family by the Musée de la Civilisation of Quebec in collaboration with the Musee des Natures et des Sciences.

Interpretation Centre
Weekdays
10am-6pm
Saturday
2pm-6pm
56, chemin Principal
418 985-2318

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE MUSEUM

The construction of the current Holy Trinity Church of Holy Trinity was completed in 1928. Local residents often donated materials and helped build the church. The interior has a very traditional touch while the main visual attraction consists of stained glass windows of extreme originality. Created in 1986 by artists from Prince Edward Island, we see Jesus calling his first disciples, but wearing the traditional clothing of island fishermen.

535, chemin principal
Always open

 

where to eat
GRANDMA’S BAKERY

Inspired by the traditional recipes of our ancestors, Grandma’s Bakery produces fresh baked goods daily, including fresh bread, buns, pies, cakes and cookies. Also available are local preserves, jams and lobster paste. Stop by for a taste of Grosse Ile at Grandma’s Bakery!

From June 23 to September 1
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Monday to friday 10:00 à 17:00
787, road Principal
Grosse-Île,
(Quebec, Canada)
418 985-2116 #6
info@micami.ca

CAP DAUPHIN – FISHERMAN’S COOPERATIVE

Cap Dauphin Fishermen’s Cooperative has been supplying Canada and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with live lobsters , fresh scallops, fresh Atlantic halibut and Bluefin Tuna for over 25 years.
Cap Dauphin COOP will be open for business during the summer season. For more information about their opening hours, please contact them directly.

Working Hours:

049, road Shore
Grosse-Île, G4T 6A4
(Quebec, Canada)
418 985-2301

nature & adventure
EAST CAPE NATIONAL WILD LIFE AREA

This National Wildlife Area was established in 1978 to protect habitats of migratory birds and saving areas and breeding grounds for at-risk species. It occupies an area of 724 hectares and is located at the northeastern end of the Island, in the municipality of Grosse-Île.

ST. PETERS BY THE SEA

“People of The Sea”
“A Wreck at Old Harry”
866, chemin Principal
418 985-2116 #7
Always open
grosseileim.ca

souvenirs
LA MAISON DU POTIER – WORKSHOP & BOUTIQUE

Géraldine Cyr founded La Maison du potier in 1990 in Old Harry on the Magdalen Islands. For the past 35 years, this potter has been creating a wide range of hand-turned pottery with exclusive designs characterized by clover blossoms, sand dunes and clotheslines.
The boutique also carries a wide range of clothing decorated with original drawings by Island artists.

June 1 – September 30 (Approximate dates) 09:00 – 18:00
Special schedule on request for the off season
806 chemin Principal
Grosse-Ile, Qc
G4T 6B6
418-985-2777
g.cyr-poterie@hotmail.com

dépanneur
DEPANNEUR JR – GROCERIES & GAS STATION

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
166 chemin principal , Grosse Ile (605.32 mi)
Grosse-Île, Quebec G4T6A8
(418) 985-2454

ÉPICERIE CARLA TURNBULL

443 Chemin Principal, Grosse-Île, QC G4T 6B2
(418) 985-2948

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