Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Trois-Rivieres

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • The design of Our Lady of The Cape Shrine is very unique. I personally did not find it inspirational in the religious sense, but the architecture is very unique. It is a dominant presence on the...  more »
  • We were driving from Ottawa to Quebec City and stopped to visit this basilica and chapel. It is a national shrine famous for its fine stained-glass windows. You can stroll the grounds of the...  more »

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