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Martyrs' Shrine

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Address: 16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6, Canada
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+1 705-526-3788

Martyrs' Shrine is currently closed for the season. Thank you to everyone...

Martyrs' Shrine is currently closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who visited, prayed, shared and enjoyed this beautiful sacred place in 2015. We are set to reopen Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

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Summer Spirutual

Visiting the Shrine and the suuroounding ground, is very serine and peacefull, it is a good time to recharge your Soul and Body!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saverio G
Bolton, Canada
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Bolton, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Shrine and the suuroounding ground, is very serine and peacefull, it is a good time to recharge your Soul and Body!

Thank Saverio G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My family and friends always go here during the summer. There are lots of things that you can do here other than go to church. You can have a picnic after church, there's a small open field in the picnic area where you can play volleyball, badminton, frisbe, etc. (bring it yourself). You can also go to this place where... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

There is not much here. Pretty much just the shrine. However the stairs are many but the view is breath-taking.

Thank PersianBelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We would have liked to see the inside but it was closed. Statues of the two martyrs' was outside with a description of the martyrs

Thank Charles H
Mono, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Love going here....very pretty indeed! Always light a candle for my relatives that have passed away! xox

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Barrie, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The year was 2010. I was a young university student exploring my faith. I decided to go on a walking pilgrimage to Martyr's Shrine. What an incredible adventure it was. This site is incredibly hilly, but filled to the brim with history and tools for spiritual practice (for example, an outside stations of the cross, relics of the Canadian Martyrs,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an amazing place to spend a couple of hours. The grounds alone are beautiful & well worth the entrance fee, The church is fantastic, although it was built in the 1920's it certainly has an ethereal feel about it. There are shrines dotted all over the place to different cultures & creeds. There are also outdoor altars. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful church, visible from almost anywhere in Midland and from the highway. The architecture is interesting and, of course, there are many sculptures, chapels, and lookouts around what is a vast property with many picnic areas for you to enjoy the peaceful setting. Inexpensive entry fee; special group rates.

Thank Lorraine M
Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

interesting place to stop at, and see the shrine. Pope John Paul II visited back in the 80's and the location is rich in history and impressive to see. lots of tourists during prime season, but worth a visit.

Thank swanny26
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful shrine dedicated to the Jesuit Canadian Martyrs is well worth the trip. The incredible beauty and significance of this site, where Indigenous people (Wendake or Huron) experienced a true cultural encounter and made connections with the Europeans (French) is not a well known story for most Canadians.

Thank Lawrence J

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