Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface, Winnipeg

Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface
4.5
Cemeteries • Religious Sites
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grip652
Collierville, TN772 contributions
Ruins and and old cemetery
Nov 2019
The grand facade of the the cathedral that burned last century fronts a modern church with stained glass and murals. Outside an old cemetery has monuments to famous Manitobans.
Written November 12, 2019
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Franklinites
Milwaukee19 contributions
Beautiful facade of former cathedral and great photo op of city skyline
Sep 2019
The facade that remains after a fire that destroyed that cathedral is a beautiful remnant of a lovely structure. We were disappointed to realize only the facade was intact upon arriving. (A new church is in place just behind the facade.) We were so struck by the great view of the Winnipeg skyline which just across the river from where the cathedral complex is. Got great photos! Saw a postcard at the airport from a very similar vantage point!
Written October 9, 2019
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Sharon G
Lubbock, TX188 contributions
Holy ground
Aug 2019
Beautiful Cathedral! The grounds are beautiful especially the cemetery with graves of historical figures and memorials to war. Mass is celebrated at the Cathedral daily. Regretfully, the Cathedral wasn't open the day we visited. However, we enjoyed the wonder and beauty of the architecture as we walked around the outside original building.
Written August 19, 2019
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Cynthia B
Long Prairie, MN89 contributions
lots of history
Aug 2019
I was amazed at the stations of the cross interpretation. Truly a present day Catholic church, Beautiful and simplistic.
Written August 17, 2019
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Doreen J
Cambridge, Canada122 contributions
lovely
Jul 2019
Too bad the original was destroyed by fire but the modern one is lovely in its own right They did a good job od blending past and present. Views of the river is an added bonus.
Written August 16, 2019
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Jim B
Niagara Falls, Canada39 contributions
Beautiful blend of traditional and modern.
Aug 2019 • Family
I enjoyed the was the old was salvaged and blended with modern simple lines. It would have been impossible to replicate the old great lines. I also enjoyed looking at the head stones in the old cemetery. So very much history.
Written August 4, 2019
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GuatadeLapis
Saskatoon, Canada374 contributions
Visit the Grave of Louis Riel
Jul 2019 • Couples
The adjoining cemetery gives you a feel for the historical Francophone community of St. Boniface. Particularly moving is the grave of Louis Riel, designated the Founding Father of Manitoba by the provincial government in 1992. Elected to Parliament three times, he was never allowed to take his seat. He was hanged for treason by the Government of Canada in 1885. History has absolved him.
Written July 31, 2019
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Fred
12 contributions
Historical place of pure beauty
Jul 2019 • Couples
Went there alongs a more general visit of St-Boniface. Ruins are impressive, and much so are the names of the people resting there for eternity.
Written July 25, 2019
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DMcG
11 contributions
Disappointing but with unexpected photo perk
Jun 2019 • Family
The image shares what is left of the cathedral after a fire in the early 1900's, the front facade of the cathedra. New church was built directly behind. Thrilled to find the most advantageous panoramic view of the city of Winnipeg across the river! We took great photos....only to find that the view was the very one featured on a magnet purchased while there!
Written July 13, 2019
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Lee D
Montreal, Canada1,907 contributions
Past history of Winnipeg
Jun 2019 • Solo
The St. Boniface Cathedral-Basilica, Mother Church of Western Canada and historical site of Manitoba, was established in 1818 in the Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface.

That’s the only information that I can find no information on what happened also on site there isn’t any information which is a little disappointing.

So you are visiting a facade and the new church has been built behind
Written June 23, 2019
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