Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Trois-Rivieres

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Our Lady of the Cape Shrine attracts visitors with its architectural and historical significance. The shrine is the largest Marian shrine in Canada and the country's national shrine to the Blessed Mother. The very first church was built in 1659; it was later replaced by a smaller wooden church in 1720 which stands today as the oldest church in Canada in which mass is celebrated daily. The grand basilica, with its colorful stained-glass windows, was erected in 1955. The basilica features a 38 m (125 ft) tall dome. Tour the structure, the gift shop, and restaurant just a stone's throw from the St. Lawrence River. A visit to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trois-Rivieres vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A varied over 9 days program. Place of worship. Several information kiosks, sale and solicitation. Well-prepared religious program. The gardens are well flowered. Color and varieties. Several priests at your disposal. Torchlight procession. Popular shows in the evening. Accommodation and restaurant on site. Spend a few days to enjoy the view on the river. Thank you Lord
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  • August 12, 2017
    So worth the drive! Both the old church and the new are incredible. Take time to walk the gardens and especially the outdoor rosary. So moving. A very large gift shop on site too! So glad we stopped. ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Beautiful sanctuary full of past, well landscaped park, nice walk in the slot wood, often there are exhibitions, visit if you spent by the Cape of the Madeleine
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