St. Michael's Basilica, Miramichi

4.8
#4 of 11 in Things to do in Miramichi
The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, is located on a hill overlooking the Miramichi River in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. It is the dominant feature of the former Town of Chatham, New Brunswick and one of the largest churches in Eastern Canada. It is now included within the City of Miramichi that was formed in 1995.DesignSt. Michael's Basilica is among the largest churches in Canada, east of Quebec City. The sandstone neo-Gothic structure was designed by the same architect, Patrick Keely, as Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island and the Church of the Gesu in Montreal. St. Michael's Basilica is 15ft taller than Holy Name in Chicago, somewhat narrower and about the same length, Holy Name seats about 300 more people (1,520 vs 1,200). Construction on the cathedral started in 1903 and finished in 1921. Italian marble with veined panels was used throughout the interior of the nave and the sacristy. The spire is visible for several miles especially when approaching Chatham from the north, across the Centennial Bridge that spans the Miramichi River.
A visit to St. Michael's Basilica represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Miramichi day trip planning tool to plot your vacation.
Source
Create an itinerary including St. Michael's Basilica
map
St. Michael's Basilica Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
30 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • A magnificent old church, huge inside and out. Hand quarried stone from the local area. This is a site to see.  more »
  • What an impressive sight from a distance, and what an even more impressive presence up close. This is the largest Gothic church east of Montreal, in very good condition, and obviously well taken care ...  more »
  • We went by after it was closed for the day but this building is beyond gorgeous!! Lovely grounds, lots of parking and very easy to find ( we found it by total accident and were thrilled! )  more »
Google
  • It's haunting to look at and the cemetery next to it just adds to the ambiance. Very nice construction.
  • Very nice church. Make sure to take your camera.

Plan your trip to Miramichi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Miramichi

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Miramichi by other users

2 days in Miramichi BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Miramichi BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM CANADA October, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Miramichi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Miramichi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in New Brunswick BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans