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Address: St. Vital Avenue | St. Albert, Edmonton, Alberta T8N 3Z9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-459-7663
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In 1861, Father Albert Lacombe and his Métis helpers constructed a log...

In 1861, Father Albert Lacombe and his Métis helpers constructed a log building to serve the new St. Albert Roman Catholic Mission. This simple chapel, Alberta's oldest building, became the centre of the thriving French speaking Metis settlement of St. Albert. Today the chapel has been restored to look much as it did in the early 1860s. Drop in to the chapel and let the historical interpreters take you back to an earlier time. Visit the crypt where Father Lacombe and Bishop Grandin are buried. Take a stroll through the cemetery, the resting place of some of St. Albert's first residents. Interpretive guides lead tours through the chapel and the historic Mission Hill site and demonstrate activities and skills of the time. Education programs and special events are offered as well. Tours are available in English or French.

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The chapel has great historical significant not only as an excellent example of early settlement architecture but it is Alberta’s oldest surviving building. The chapel and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Father Lacombe Chapel was an amazing place to go with the whole family. The staff was friendly and were great with everyone in the group, they were able to adapt the the wide range of different people who were with us! Admission is by donation, which was nice for our wallet. It's worth making it a day trip to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The chapel has great historical significant not only as an excellent example of early settlement architecture but it is Alberta’s oldest surviving building. The chapel and the parish represent the first and oldest church established in Alberta. Several times a year the chapel hosts an open house with volunteers in period costume making home made ice cream and give tours... More 

Thank danamcarthur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Having lived in the Edmonton area for decades I decided it was finally time to take the 15 minute drive and see the historic Father Lacombe Chapel, the oldest European structure in Alberta. Missed it by that much. The Chapel closes Labour Day for the season. Hardly a waste though, on a nice Autumn day in scenic St. Albert, with... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you like period places, this is a lovely little attraction set in a peaceful area. It's not very big but you can go to other close by attractions, too.

Thank justme55555
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This little chapel is absolutely worth visiting, it being the oldest structure in all of Alberta. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. telling us details expertly. They taught our small children about it through being able to build with small formed logs, and they had some hands on pelts as well. So it was good for the whole family.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A lovely place to take visitors to St. Albert when special events are occurring at Father Lacombe, The volunteers are very knowledgeable and made the visit a nice experience every time.

Thank Michellina M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is an amazing little place as you step back in time to the first Settlement in Alberta. Father Lacombe lead the first Parish in Alberta. The chapel is well preserved and worth the visit.

Thank JohnnyAppleseed2015
St. Albert
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This place tells visitors Father Lacombe ministries when he first came to St. Albert by the Sturgeon River

Thank Wayne W
St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great site sharing the living history of St. Albert, Alberta. A must see for all local residents and for all visitors.

Thank goaly35
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a great heritage site to visit and learn more history about the city of St. Albert. Although there isn't alot to actually see, it is the oldest wooden building structure in Alberta. It has been well preserved and inside are photos and history of the region.

Thank Mary N

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