Québec's national shrines (Canada)

Where the past comes alive

Saint Joseph's oratory of Mount Royal


Explore spiritual heritage of heavenly proportions

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is recognized as the largest shrine in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph; a jewel of Canadian history!

In the heart of Montréal, Saint Joseph's Oratory offers religious celebrations, concerts, exhibits, encounters and a host of other activities. In the spirit of its founder Saint Brother André, this center of pilgrimage continues its ministry to all people. Founded in 1904, this sacred space welcomes over 2 million visitors annually. This shrine shelters Saint Brother André's remains.

Services include restaurant, lodging,
gift shop, exhibition halls and meeting rooms.

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Our Lady of the Cape

(Trois-Rivières – Mauricie)

Experience the power of communion

Founded in 1888, and located in Trois-Rivières, Our Lady of the Cape Shrine is Canada's National Shrine to Our Blessed Mother. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, it welcomes 250,000 pilgrims annually. Visitors can admire the historical chapel built in 1714, one of the two oldest churches in Canada. A large modern basilica was inaugurated in 1964.

The spacious grounds bordering the river inspire peace and tranquility and form part of the religious and spiritual heritage of the province of Québec.

Services include guided tours, restaurant, lodging,
meeting rooms and gift shop.

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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-cathedral

(Québec City – Québec City and Area)

First holy door in America

In the heart of Old Québec, Notre-Dame de Québec welcomes more than a million visitors yearly. It proudly stands as North America's first Cathedral at the north of the Spanish colonies and celebrates its 350th anniversary this year.

The Jubilee, a Holy Year, celebrates Notre-Dame de Québec's role in the spread of Catholicism in North America. The Holy See also granted Notre-Dame de Québec an extraordinary privilege: the permission to build the first Holy Door outside Europe, the only in America. Open last December 8, 2013 until December 28 of 2014, a period of pilgrimage to the Holy Door is attracting pilgrims from around the world.

Services include guided tours and museum audio-guided tours.
Lodging and restaurants close to the basilica-cathedral.

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Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

(Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – Québec City and Area)

Discover a high place of pilgrimage

Only 20 minutes from Québec City, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré welcomes more than a million visitors annually. For over 350 years, people have been gathering at this shrine dedicated to Saint Anne, the grandmother of Jesus. Discover its extraordinary history through masterpieces: paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows and sculptures.

At the Saint Anne Museum, discover the rich history of devotion to Saint Anne and admire the largest collection of exvotos in America.

Services include audio-guided tours, restaurant,
lodging and gift shop.

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Saint Anthony's Hermitage of Lac-Bouchette

(Lac-Bouchette – Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean)

Experience the exceptional nature of spiritual escape

Operated by the capucin fathers, the Saint Anthony's Hermitage of Lac-Bouchette is a place of pilgrimage known for its beautiful natural environment on the shores of lac Ouiatchouan nearby Lac-Saint-Jean.

You will find outdoor prayer spaces, a magnificent bell tower overlooking the site, evening musical animation, group activities for kids and the 215 km Notre-Dame Kapatakan hiking trail.

Services include audio-guided tours, restaurant,
lodging, camping and cottages.

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