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Compact but important site

I enjoyed my visit to the chapel, largely due to the very helpful staff on hand to interpret the... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
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A beautiful quiet little grotto to go and connect with Our Lord.

I love to bike up to this grotto and say a few prayers to Our Blessed Mother, It is a place that is... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Victor A
St. Albert
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Aug 25, 2018
“Compact but important site”
Sep 6, 2017
“A beautiful quiet little grotto to go and connect with Our Lord.”
In 1861, Father Albert Lacombe and his Métis helpers constructed a log building to serve the new St. Albert Roman Catholic Mission. This simple chapel, Alberta's oldest building, became the centre of the thriving French speaking Metis settlement of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
7 St Vital Ave, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1K1, Canada
+1 780-459-7663
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the chapel, largely due to the very helpful staff on hand to interpret the site. But there is not a great deal in the way of exhibits to view: The site is very compact and requires only several minutes to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I love to bike up to this grotto and say a few prayers to Our Blessed Mother, It is a place that is quiet and spiritual.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Victor A
Reviewed August 14, 2017

many years ago I visited the grotto for the first time and still enjoy sitting there in this peaceful setting.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Helen O
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We were tourists attending mass and decided to check out Fr. Albert Lacombe's chapel. There were two young girls in period costumes that greeted us. One accompanied us on our tour. She was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. I would recommend seeing this even if your...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ottawian
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

The Father Lacombe Chapel was an amazing place to go with the whole family. The staff was friendly and were great with everyone in the group, they were able to adapt the the wide range of different people who were with us! Admission is by...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Heilan_Lassie20
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The chapel has great historical significant not only as an excellent example of early settlement architecture but it is Alberta’s oldest surviving building. The chapel and the parish represent the first and oldest church established in Alberta. Several times a year the chapel hosts an...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank danamcarthur
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Having lived in the Edmonton area for decades I decided it was finally time to take the 15 minute drive and see the historic Father Lacombe Chapel, the oldest European structure in Alberta. Missed it by that much. The Chapel closes Labour Day for the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you like period places, this is a lovely little attraction set in a peaceful area. It's not very big but you can go to other close by attractions, too.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank justme55555
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This little chapel is absolutely worth visiting, it being the oldest structure in all of Alberta. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. telling us details expertly. They taught our small children about it through being able to build with small formed logs, and they...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

A lovely place to take visitors to St. Albert when special events are occurring at Father Lacombe, The volunteers are very knowledgeable and made the visit a nice experience every time.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Michellina M
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