The Municipality of Grosse-Ile is a small Anglophone community reconstituted on January 1, 2006, situated on the Eastern sector of the Magdalen Islands. This island forms what is commonly known as the East End of the archipelago, and it is the best model of a natural conservation site on the Îles de la Madeleine. The East Point Wildlife Reserve connects the islands to one another. The anglophone inhabitants of Grosse-Île are primarly fischermen and fish plant workers. The salt mine, located at the entrance to the Grosse-ILe district, an impressively large installation, is unique in North America. Salt is mined from huge domes that form part of the geological base of the islands. Grosse Île Island is home to many bird watching sites.
Isolated from the main archipelago, Entry Island is known as a “Pearl in the Heart of the Gulf.” The Entry Island Heritage Museum offers a truly unique glimpse into the Island's past through its exhibits of farming and fishing equipment, veterans' memorabilia, photographs, household objects and stories of long ago. No trip to Entry is complete without a visit to the Museum!
CAMI's Veteran Museum, located at CAMI's Historical Heritage Complex, pays tribute to Islanders, both Anglophone and Francophone who served in WWI, WWII and the Korean War. The museum houses a large collection of photographs and artifacts such as equipment, uniforms, letters, diary entries and medals. Come pay tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed themselves for the greater good of their country, whose experiences tested their character and challenged them in ways that the younger generations could never imagine. Experience a tour like no other using our new audio and visual technology that portrays individual and collective stories, as told by local veterans after returning from WWII. The Memorial Park, next to the museum, honours the lives of the 23 Magdalen Islanders who paid the ultimate sacrifice during WWII.
Rates : Entrance for two museums (Veteran museum and the Little Red School House) : Adult : $5, 50 years old and older: $5, 11 years old and under: free.
Maison Goodwin is a newly renovated, 2 bedroom home situated in a quiet corner of Grosse-Ile. Perfect for visitors that want to to enjoy a peacful and relaxing vacation. A beautiful sunset view, with private pathway access to the beautiful north beach only a 2 minute walk from the back deck.