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Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

1. Quebec: Grosse Île & Irish Immigrant Memorial Day Trip

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 is from Berthier-sur-Mer, on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. The cruise lasts about 45 minutes. You remain on the island for about 4 hours. The return trip to Berthier-sur-Mer is at a set time, and also lasts about 45 minutes.

Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

2. Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

Enter the world of copper art, known as the art of «Repoussé», mastered by the Gilles family at the Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Art Studio & Museum. Share their passion for this disapearing art carried on by 5 women of the family. Learn the history of the art form and how the art studio's founder, Albert Louis Gilles, dedicated his life to his passion. Discover the fascinating life of this artist: the history of how Pope Pius XII commissioned him to execute the silver chalice offered to the archdiocese of Montreal in 1942. Hear stories of how he decorated more than thirty places of worship in North America and Jamaica and homes of famous clients like Mae West, the GM proprietors, or Walt Disney Be amazed by the Christorama exhibit: a collection of 50 panels depicting the Life of Christ, done over a period of 15 years by Albert Gilles. In a second museum, information about copper ore (mining and extraction) and its uses around the world will be unveiled. During your visit the art and different techniques used to shape their creations are brought to light. At the end of the tour and after a demonstration of the technique of Repoussé, you'll use what you learned to create your own piece of copper art to take back home! Tables, copper, and tools are waiting for you to truly experience a unique, hands-on activity with lasting memories.

Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

3. Quebec: Old City Guided Walking Tour in Winter

Following a passionate, seasoned, experienced local tour guide, you will discover more than 400 years of History. This Old Quebec Winter Walking Tour will first take you through the snowy streets of the walled city. You will admire the famous Fairmont le Château Frontenac, you will make a stop on the Dufferin Terrace and enjoy its vantage point over the St-Lawrence River. You will walk by Old Quebec public squares, proud monuments and beautiful churches such as the Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Notre-Dame-de-Quebec Cathedral and Basilica. Your dedicated period costumed tour guide will then lead you to the Petit-Champlain District, cradle of the french fact in North America, so you can appreciate this outstanding, unique and quaint part of "le Vieux-Québec", at the level of the St-Lawrence River. Winter is in Quebec City’s DNA. Experiencing a winter in Quebec City is one of the best ways to really immerse yourself in our local culture and way of life. The nordicity, the cold, the way our people got adapted to the ambient conditions, is what makes this city distinctive. Accompanied by a historical character, tour the Old Quebec in winter times and forge some unforgettable memories while learning a bit more about how it is for us, and how it has been for our ancestors to live through these Canadian winters.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

We enjoyed the boat trip as well as the tour of Gross Island. We were split up into the two groups, English speakers and French speakers. There was a lot to take in. One warning: bring your own lunch! There is no restaurant in the island, but the tour does include a lunch break.

The cruise was very comfortable. Employees were polite and knowledgeable. The tour of Grosse Ile was exceptional. The quality of the guides and exhibits was excellent. I highly recommend the experience.

Our guide throughout the tour was really very good and passionate. (Érika) We also liked all the actresses. In short! A very nice day !

The animation of the captain on the boat is fun and dynamic. Guides and costumed characters know their history well.

The boat was fun and the guides were terrific. It was very well organized and very educational.