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“No cathedral there”

Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface
Ranked #15 of 194 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 August 2012

The cathedral that would have probably been worth visiting burned down a long time ago. What's left there now is a wall from the old building and a relatively new, below average looking church. The Louis Riel burial site is in the church's cemetery.

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Reviewed 16 July 2012

This beautiful surroundings and history of the French Quarter are a very interesting part of Manitoba's birth.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We went to Saint Boniface to take a look at their museum and visit the 'French quarter' of Winnipeg. We came across the cathedral on our way to the Museum... we spent some time in the cemetery where we stumbled on Louis Riel's tomb... the remnants of the old basilique (it burnt down) are amazing.

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Reviewed 3 July 2012

They are just that. Ruins in front of the new cathedral which is modern. There are tours in the summer tied to the history of the area. Bridal photos take place on weekends so you have to keep your distance from them. Cemetery is worth a walk with the Louis Riel grave site and very old graves.

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We crossed the bridge from the Forks to visit the cathedral. It was a short, and pleasant walk. The cathedral was destroyed by a massive fire, due to negligence of a construction worker who smoked there. The cathedral that is working now is much smaller but is very nice. Currently it is being renovated.

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