A Canadian Lourdes in Miniature

Our Lady of the Cape Shrine attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. The shrine offers spiritual fulfillment, not to mention beautiful natural surroundings. The chapel of Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (1714) is among Canada’s oldest preserved churches. The site is surrounded by gardens of mature elm trees, while an imposing eight-sided Basilica features stained-glass windows created by Father Jan Tillemans using a technique that dates back to the Middle Ages. Stroll through the gardens, take in a church organ concert, make a pilgrimage, attend a religious celebration—you can even spend the night at the Madonna Hotel or enjoy a meal at the riverside restaurant Bord de l’eau which faces the St. Lawrence.

Pilgrimages

May 15 to mid-October

Festival of the Assumption

Concerts, gospel choirs, candlelight processions

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap