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Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site

7 St Vital Ave, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1K1, Canada
+1 780-459-7663
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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
finding solace

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

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Helen O
St. Albert, Canada
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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 St. Albert. Today the chapel has been restored to look much as it did in the early 1860s. Drop in to the chapel and let the historical interpreters take you back to an earlier time. Visit the crypt where Father Lacombe and Bishop Grandin are buried. Take a stroll through the cemetery, the resting place of some of St. Albert's first residents. Interpretive guides lead tours through the chapel and the historic Mission Hill site and demonstrate activities and skills of the time. Education programs and special events are offered as well. Tours are available in English or French.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7 St Vital Ave, St. Albert, Alberta T8N 1K1, Canada
+1 780-459-7663
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Thank GoinThere2
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.

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

1  Thank Bertram S
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.

Thank Michellina M
Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is an amazing little place as you step back in time to the first Settlement in Alberta. Father Lacombe lead the first Parish in Alberta. The chapel is well preserved and worth the visit.

Thank JohnnyAppleseed2015
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