Saint Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Winnipeg
Due to its constant evolution of form through expansion and multiple fires, Saint Boniface Cathedral combines both traditional and contemporary architecture. Take a stroll around the picturesque, well tended cemetery and visit the graves of historical figures and memorials to war. Look out for the cathedral's giant solar disc, left adorning its impressive original facade. A guided tour sheds light on this huge building's evolution, destruction and eventual rebirth into a functioning ceremonial house. Take a look at our Winnipeg trip builder site to schedule your visit to Saint Boniface Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A really interesting restoration / renovation / salvage of a damaged building. The old cathedral was damaged & architects were given the job of resurrecting it. The old parts have been kept & a modern...  more »
  • The shell of the original church built in 1900 is beautiful. Inside the new church the stain glass reflects on the altar at sunset. It’s a short walk from the Forks over the river to theFrench area  more »
  • Take in some real Manitoba history by walking the grounds which is also a cemetary including the grave of Louis Riel.  more »
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  • Architecture at its finest. They sure don't build beautiful structures like this anymore. Thank goodness part of the building was saved so it could be appreciated for generations.
  • Beautiful sacred space with ties to many historic figures and events. Well worth the visit even if one is not religiously inclined as the view of downtown Winnipeg across the river is just postcard perfect.
  • Beautiful church with a cemetery serving as burial ground for prominent Winnipegers. There is a nice view of The Forks and downtown Winnipeg from the grounds.
  • There isn't much about the new, modern Cathedral to attract, but the remains of the Old Cathedral stand as a testament to the power of beauty, richness, and architecture.
  • Very classic statues. Fantastic building

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