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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

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Neighbourhood: Central St. Boniface
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Address: 190, avenue de la Cathedrale 190, avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
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The church has so much history ,with in it. The tiles ,the statues . You feel a sense of peace and serenity,while visiting the sanctuary. While the hostess tells you of the big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Go M
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church has so much history ,with in it. The tiles ,the statues . You feel a sense of peace and serenity,while visiting the sanctuary. While the hostess tells you of the big fire. How the parishioners showed pride in their church. Kept coming to the masses held in the part of the church after the fire.

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Thank Go M
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

These are the remains of what was once a beautiful basillica! After the fire, these walls are all that remains!

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Thank NickPembina
Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The walls still stand to a once beautiful church. The structure itself is still great to go and look at. They have a small church attached to the rear of the walls so you can go inside and see a mock display of what it once looked like at least it was set up in 2012 when I was in... More 

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Thank Don2525
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The cathedral ruins are spectacular and the cathedral built within the ruins is beautiful as well. It helps to have a guide explain why the original wasn't able to be replaced (cost limits) and how the local architect designed this very modern building (along with the beautiful stained glass, especially the 'hidden' main stain glass window which is reflected on... More 

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Thank tereztravels
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

went with family the weekend of nuit blanche, saw the cathedral ruins change from daylite to night time. Fantastic!! Excellent lighting for walking around, paths well kept. beautiful grounds

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We did a quick tour of the ruins of this cathedral. The newer church was closed so we could not go inside. However, walking the cemetary and seeing the gravesite of Pres. Louis Riel was very interesting. Humorously, the cathedral has a fake owl sitting on the top. It was accompanied by pigeons which I think the owl was suppose... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

With a group of visitors to Winnipeg we took a quick tour of St Boniface. We stopped at the grave of Louis Riel and Lagamodiere and gave them a quick history lesson. A must see site if you are interested in Canadian history.

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Thank Lesterbeach
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

An amazing piece of Canadian history. The architecture of this building is still amazing even though it is only the facade that remains. Wonder through the cemetry here and visit the grave of Louis Riel.

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Sudbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Even though the services are now all in French I find it to be a beautiful place to visit. Very prayerful and peaceful!

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Thank Diane M
Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is peaceful to walk the cemetery grounds and see the history here. Louis Riel, Metis founder of Manitoba, is buried here. I was there at noon when the bells tolled and that was a very tranquil moment on a rainy, blustery day.

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