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Location Saint Lawrence River
Coordinates 47°03′34″N 70°32′35″W / 47.05944°N 70.54306°W / 47.05944; -70.54306Coordinates: 47°03′34″N 70°32′35″W / 47.05944°N 70.54306°W / 47.05944; -70.54306
Archipelago Isle-aux-Grues
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Parish municipality Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues

Isle-aux-Grues (French for "island of cranes") is an island situated on the Saint Lawrence River, measuring about 7 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. It is the only inhabited island among the twenty-one which make up the Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. Politically, it lies within Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues.


The island has an airstrip which is the only access to the island during the winter. Isle-aux-Grues is also served by a ferry during the summer.[1]


Children from Isle-aux-Grues attend school in Montmagny, Quebec, travelling by plane each day.[1]

Person connected to the island

May 2010 plane crash

On May 19, 2010 at about 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, a Cessna 172 airplane carrying four people crashed on Isle-aux-Grues, killing three people initially. The fourth later died in hospital.[1]


  1. ^ a b c White, Marianne (20 May 2010). "Four killed in plane crash in Quebec". Montreal: Toronto Sun. QMI Agency. Retrieved 14 June 2014.

External links

  • Tourism website

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