Lieu historique national du Canada Le Dispensaire de la Garde de La Corne

Museum / historic site Region:Abitibi-Témiscamingue City : La Corne

For 40 years, Gertrude Duchemin was a colonial nurse. Following her death, her fellow citizens respected her last wishes to open her dispensary to the public. Come visit this original and dynamic site! Learn about the history of dispensaries, including their social role, the professional and personal life of the nurses and the evolution of the healthcare system. The multi-media environment and authenticity of the building make it a unique attraction in Québec.

  339, rte 111, La Corne, Québec, Canada, J0Y 1R0
819 799-2181
819 727-6669

Activities and services


  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment for children
  • Hiking
  • Multimedia/videos/movies
  • Children's playground
  • Self-guided tours
  • Tours : in french
  • Other activities


  • Internet access : free wireless
  • Boutique / Sales counter
  • Camping accommodation
  • Panoramic view / lookout
  • Banquet, meeting, conference room
  • Other services

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking
  • Parking for buses
  • Parking for motor homes

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area


  • Full access (Kéroul)
  • Services for the visually impaired (Kéroul)


  • Open in the off-season
  • Reservations required
  • Tours : in french

Schedules and rates

June 15, 2019 - September 15, 2019