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The Heart of the French Quarter of Winnipeg.

The ruins of the of Cathedral rise up with a imposing dignity, bearing witness to the active faith... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barry D
Erie, Pennsylvania
Perfect Place for Wedding Photos

$100 donation for an hour of time on the grounds and you get fabulous photos! Krista Hawryluk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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190 De la Cathedrale Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
Central St. Boniface
+1 204-233-7304
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All reviews louis riel old church beautiful church within the walls outer walls stone and wood smaller church hear the bells original structure french speaking red river esplanade riel provencher bridge unique architecture beautiful place to visit canadian museum of human rights bring your camera
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins of the of Cathedral rise up with a imposing dignity, bearing witness to the active faith and presence of the French community. Though fire destroyed this place, the people rebuilt and incorporated the ruins into the new Cathedral, a visual and emotional link...More

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 5 days ago

$100 donation for an hour of time on the grounds and you get fabulous photos! Krista Hawryluk Photography did a fantastic job for us!

Thank MegWittig
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful example of what can come out of a fire. When the church was destroyed in a fire the new church is amazing to see how it incorporated in the old church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we don`t have many ruins in Winnipeg,t his is a great one to see, I can only imagine what it would have looked like in all its glory.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly one of the most photographed structures in Winnipeg-Saint Boniface. I remember regularly visiting the Forks as a student. I would try to get to the outdoor amphitheatre across the Red River from the Basilique-Cathedrale by noon to listen to the bells - always enjoy...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest Canadian church. Louis Riel is buried on this property. It’s a nice place to wander around and enjoy the outdoors. The church itself is beautiful.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The place where Louis Riel is buried. It was a lovely, sunny summer day when we walked around this area and it was quiet and enjoyable.

Thank mirabile_visu
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

It really was a beautiful day to visit the remains of the St. Boniface Cathedral! To this day, many years after a fire destroyed this incredible building in 1968, much of the outer walls still stand majestically as they overlook the Red River of the...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We came to look for Louis Riel's grave which is right in front of the facade of the St. Boniface Cathedral that was largely destroyed by fire in 1968. The second church on the site had also been destroyed by fire in 1906. After the...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It was locked when we arrived however the new building within maintaining the old structure was fantastic. I would have liked to see the old church structure before the fire. Must have been incredible. I would recommend a quick stop or possibly a longer stop...More

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