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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

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Address: 190 De la Cathedrale Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-233-7304
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Nuit Blanche in October

went with family the weekend of nuit blanche, saw the cathedral ruins change from daylite to night time. Fantastic!! Excellent lighting for walking around, paths well kept... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went with family the weekend of nuit blanche, saw the cathedral ruins change from daylite to night time. Fantastic!! Excellent lighting for walking around, paths well kept. beautiful grounds

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a quick tour of the ruins of this cathedral. The newer church was closed so we could not go inside. However, walking the cemetary and seeing the gravesite of Pres. Louis Riel was very interesting. Humorously, the cathedral has a fake owl sitting on the top. It was accompanied by pigeons which I think the owl was suppose... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With a group of visitors to Winnipeg we took a quick tour of St Boniface. We stopped at the grave of Louis Riel and Lagamodiere and gave them a quick history lesson. A must see site if you are interested in Canadian history.

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Thank Lesterbeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing piece of Canadian history. The architecture of this building is still amazing even though it is only the facade that remains. Wonder through the cemetry here and visit the grave of Louis Riel.

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Sudbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Even though the services are now all in French I find it to be a beautiful place to visit. Very prayerful and peaceful!

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Thank Diane M
Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It is peaceful to walk the cemetery grounds and see the history here. Louis Riel, Metis founder of Manitoba, is buried here. I was there at noon when the bells tolled and that was a very tranquil moment on a rainy, blustery day.

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Englewood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The grounds were spectacular and near the river. Beautiful architecture and interesting cemetery adjoined.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

If you liked the view of this ruined cathedral from across the river, you'll love it even more from up close. The new church is an odd juxtaposition to the remains of the front wall, but is still interesting. The walk around the cemetery leads you to many historical graves, all very well maintained.

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Thank Vi0letSky
Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Not that much to see. But worth walking by. Louis Riel's burial plot is in the cemetery. A couple of benches to it and relax at

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Beautiful church with a cemetery serving as burial ground for prominent Winnipegers. There is a nice view of The Forks and downtown Winnipeg from the grounds.

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