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Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

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Neighborhood: Central St. Boniface
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Address: 190, avenue de la Cathedrale 190, avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada
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Nice old church that was ruined years back by fire.

The walls still stand to a once beautiful church. The structure itself is still great to go and look at. They have a small church attached to the rear of the walls so you can go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don2525
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walls still stand to a once beautiful church. The structure itself is still great to go and look at. They have a small church attached to the rear of the walls so you can go inside and see a mock display of what it once looked like at least it was set up in 2012 when I was in... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral ruins are spectacular and the cathedral built within the ruins is beautiful as well. It helps to have a guide explain why the original wasn't able to be replaced (cost limits) and how the local architect designed this very modern building (along with the beautiful stained glass, especially the 'hidden' main stain glass window which is reflected on... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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 November 16, 2016

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 November 14, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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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Thank Harry W
Sudbury
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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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