Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Trois-Rivieres

Our Lady of the Cape Shrine attracts visitors with its architectural and historical significance. The shrine is the largest Marian shrine in Canada and the country's national shrine to the Blessed Mother. The very first church was built in 1659; it was later replaced by a smaller wooden church in 1720 which stands today as the oldest church in Canada in which mass is celebrated daily. The grand basilica, with its colorful stained-glass windows, was erected in 1955. The basilica features a 38 m (125 ft) tall dome. Tour the structure, the gift shop, and restaurant just a stone's throw from the St. Lawrence River. Put Our Lady of the Cape Shrine on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Trois-Rivieres online attractions planner .
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  • About halfway between my home in Ontario and destination in New Brunswick, a perfect stopping point. I love the shrine, especially the petite sanctuaire, and the grounds are lovely. It’s a place of to...  more »
  • Interesting but not the best I’ve seen. Felt a bit like a theme park and somewhat commercialised. Stained glass windows were worth seeing but overall I preferred some of the smaller churches in the to...  more »
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