Musées de la petite école rouge et des vétérans

Come and discover a place where time seems to stand still. The Little Red School House is part of CAMI's Historical Heritage Complex, and is nestled in the small village of Old Harry within the Municipality of Grosse Ile. The Little Red Schoolhouse is a reminder of simpler times where students gathered into a one room schoolhouse to learn their daily lessons. At the Little Red Schoolhouse one can visualize the old classroom with the aid of the existing hardwood floor, chalkboard, and two original desks. Over the years the museum's collection has grown and evolved to include old photographs, stories, and artifacts that help depict days gone by. These items will bring you back in time and give you an inside view of the English speaking community and their way life. Veteran's Museum In any war, and certainly in the major global conflicts that riddled the twentieth century, small towns perhaps feel the human cost more sharply: the lives lost ripple through families, and through communities. The Veterans' Museum in the CAMI Heritage Complex is dedicated to the memory and historical role of English- and French-speaking Magdalen Islanders who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The museum collection includes interpretative panels, artifacts, letters, and medals, and notably features the diary of William Welsh, which he kept while he was in a prisoner-of-war camp in Hong Kong. The intimacy of history is further exemplified by the contributions of museum tour guides, whose anecdotes and local lore, often gleaned through word of mouth from relatives and friends, lend a personal authenticity to the broader, universal sweep of history. Located beside the Veterans Museum, the Memorial Park honours the brave men and women from the Magdalen Islands who died during World War II. Rates: Entrance for two museums (Veteran museum and the Little Red School House): Adult: $8, 50 years old and older: $7, 11 years old and under: free.

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787, road Principal (Site historique de CAMI)
Grosse-Île, G4T 6B5
(Quebec, Canada)

Phone : 418 985-2116 #5 Phone : 418 985-2116 #5 Fax : 418 985-2113


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General information

Island Grosse Île Island
Nearest Beach Grande Échouerie Beach
Distance from the beach 0.25 km
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Partially accessible to persons with a physical impairment
  • Non-Smoking
Payment methods accepted

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    Hôtels Accents - Auberge Madeli

    Auberge Madeli (042232) is the business travel experience you deserve : 61 modern rooms, free continental breakfast, business area, meeting spaces. Located nearby restaurants, coffee shops, services and ... easy access to a walking trail along the sea shore (perfect for your morning runs!). Many packages available. Located in the heart of the archipelago, our Auberge Madeli is your perfect place to stay to indulge a great discovery of the Magdalen Islands. Due to the new Quebec Government regulations due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are no longer (since March 18) to serve the continental breakfast buffet style at Auberge Madeli. For that reason, we have opened for you a new space where you find everything you need to prepare a meal and it's open 24/7. A complimentary breakfast box will be offered to you everyday during your stay. Resto Bistro Accents is open everyday from 6:30am to 10:30am and for the evening from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Located at the Château Madelinot, our seafront hotel (2.4km from Auberge Madeli).

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    Autobus Les Sillons

    Winner of the Gold Medal for tourist services in the 2010 and 2009 National Grands Prix du tourisme, we are the ultimate reference for sightseeing tours on the Islands. Our dynamic team will introduce you to the most exclusive and unique spots on the Islands. Bus, minibus rental, bike shuttle. Winner of Les Grands Prix du tourisme 2011 - Tourist services and 2006, 2007- transport & travel.

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    Autobus M.A. Poirier

    Guided tour of the Magdalen Islands Our company win the Tourism Grands Prix award * Touristic service. We are the a must to start and enjoy your stay on our beautiful islands. Our novel package tour mix with our talented and skilled "Madelinot" guide will make you discover our islands and leave you with a unforgettable and unique experience. Joined us to our small groups for a customized service ! Our mission: Make you discover Magdalen Islands in a special way ! You want to smell the salty air, enjoy our warm sandy beach, soak in the culture and the charm of our islands. We want you to experience how colorful are the islands as much as the people that live on it. ***Shuttle service from the cruise boat available under request. Itinerary Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Sunday • Reception and information session with M.A. Poirier team • Demonstration of blowing glass at Atelier Iso • Scenic drive: L'Étang-du-Nord lighthouse and Belle Anse site • Visit to La Mi-Carême workshop museum • Lunch at Café d'chez nous • Free time at La Côte (main attractions: Le Flâneur art gallery, fishing port, boutiques) • Evening performance by Tante Emma (french only) Monday • Visitof the Lavernière church, second-largest wooden church in North America • Visit of the Site d'Autrefois cultural site (french only) • Scenic drive: Bassin, La Montagne, L'Étang-des-Caps • Visit of La Baraque art gallery (french only) • Lunch at Auberge Chez Denis à François • Visit of the Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum) • Free time at La Grave, historic site • Visit of Les Artisans du Sable workshop museum • Evening show with a Madelinot performing artist (french only) Tuesday • Visit to the Mines Seleine's Interpretation Center • Visit of the Veteran Musuem and Memorial park of Grosse-Île, Islands' English-speaking community • Lunch at Auberge La Salicorne • Free time at Old Harry (Main attractions: La Maison du Potier studio-boutique and photographing the landscape) Fromagerie and free time at beach

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    CFIM - Radio communautaire

    The sound of the Sea, your Island's Radio!   Local community radio airing : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, focusing on local news, interview and musical content with différent community announcements. Mostly French except for a daily hour of English broadcasting (6:00 to 7:00). Office schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to noon & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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    Croisières CTMA

    For more than 10 years, CTMA has been offering the one and only cruise to the Îles de la Madeleine from Montréal between mid-June to late September. During this one-week cruise, the beauty of the St. Lawrence River will be revealed to you alternating between moments of relaxation, various activities and a range of gastronomic delights; you will discover the archipelago's breathtaking seascapes, with a 3-day stay. The discovery of Chandler and its surroundings and of Old Québec City are also on the program. To correspond to your liking, we offer the following packages: Taste, Art & Culture and Cycling & Outdoors. A cruise aboard the CTMA Vacancier is most certainly the best way to connect with the Islands.

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    Hôtels Accents - Château Madelinot

    The Château Madelinot (55952) is the sea breeze experience you are looking for : 116 spacious rooms, indoor pool, jacuzzi, lounge, restaurant, catering service, concierge service, souvenirs boutique, live shows, large outdoor area and ... direct access to the beach! Many packages available. Located in the heart of the archipelago, the Château Madelinot is your perfect place to stay to indulge a great discovery of the Magdalen Islands. Due to the new Quebec Government regulations due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are no longer (since March 18) to serve the continental breakfast buffet style at Château Madelinot. A complimentary breakfast box will be offered to you everyday during your stay. Resto Bistro Accents located at Château Madelinot, our seafront hotel (2.4km from Auberge Madeli) is open everyday from 6:30am to 10:30am and for the evening from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

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    Auberge la Salicorne

    The Salicorne Experience: a unique holiday formula to live the Islands with the Magdalen Islanders. With our original visits, activities & à la carte excursions, discover the beauty & authenticity of our home. The low season rates include lodging and breakfast; and the mid & high season rates include lodging, meals (breakfast and 4-course dinner), visits and activities. ESTABLISHMENT NUMBERS Auberge : 073640 Camping: 206065

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    Municipalité de Grosse-Île

    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.

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    Musée de l'Île d'Entrée

    Isolated from the main archipelago of the Magdalen Islands, Entry Island is known as a pearl in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence. In the middle of this tiny, pastoral island is nestled the Entry Island Museum. The museum, which houses a collection gathered through the generosity of Entry Island residents, is dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of Entry Island's rich history. The permanent collection and exhibits of farming and fishing equipment, veteran memorabilia, photographs, household objects, and oral history are reminders of how Magdalen Islanders used to live. The Entry Island Museum notably offers guided tours, providing information and insight into local lore, built heritage, and community knowledge that goes back two hundred years—English speakers settled the island in 1821-1822—and even earlier, to seasonal occupation by Mi'kmaq hunters.

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    Maison Goodwin

    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.

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    Boulangerie Grandma's Bakery

    Inspired by the recipes of our ancestors, Grandma's Bakery produces fresh baked goods daily, including fresh bread, buns, pies, cakes, and cookies. It all started with a simple mission—offering the most authentic, the most delicious bread on the Magdalen Islands—and turned into a great passion! Grandma's Bakery has become a link between traditional treats and modern-day baking. In the heart of the east end of the Islands, right next to Old Harry Beach, Grandma's Bakery feeds locals and visitors alike, whether they're buying their daily bread, picking up some snacks for a picnic on the shore, or just stopping in to chat. Sought-after local preserves, jams, and lobster paste are also available. Stop by for a taste of Grosse-Île at Grandma's Bakery, and support a social enterprise: the bakery's mission extends beyond bread, to provide jobs to the local community.

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Dates and opening hours

  • From June 1, to December 31, 2020

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