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A nice serene place to visit

Worth a visit, especially near sunset when the sun shines in the front door down the main aisle and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Hamilton, Canada
A very beautiful and peaceful place to behold

There is beauty everywhere here , from the park trails that meander around the grounds to the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Guelph, Canada
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Martyrs' Shrine is currently closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who visited, prayed, shared and enjoyed this beautiful sacred place in 2018. We are set to reopen Saturday, May 4th, 2019.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, Ontario L4R 4K6, Canada
+1 705-526-3788
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Worth a visit, especially near sunset when the sun shines in the front door down the main aisle and onto the alter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WCCanuck
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

There is beauty everywhere here , from the park trails that meander around the grounds to the interior of the church . It is truly a wonder to see the details that are all around the church , from stonework to wood work to stained...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AngZ
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Martyrs Shrine is a beautiful and peaceful place. 'Saints Lived Hear' is their motto, and you get a real sense that this is holy ground. Take some time out for some spiritual renewal - the church is beautiful, there is a lot of history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dave W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The place is a very peaceful. It is the best venue for spiritual reflection. It offers accommodations as well, which very well maintained. They have friendly staff who takes care of your needs. Most of all they have jolly priests who genuinely invites you to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank annwillg2017
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We were already visiting the Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons National Historic Site and visited Martyrs' Shrine as well because it was literally a few minutes away. The shrine is home to the skull of Saint Jean de Brébeuf as well as other relic bones. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DBishop0706
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Martrys Shrine is always a lovely visit.... The grounds are always kept up, the church it self is beautiful craftsmanship! Lovely visit as always.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Green_fam3
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We talked about visiting the shrine for while and finally decided to brave the 2.5hr drive. We arrived in time to attend the noon mass. The church is beautiful in its simplicity and its ground are perfect for some family time and/or reflection/devotion time. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Yarril
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We recently visited for the first time since grade school. We were the only humans in sight the whole time. Quite a peaceful, serene place to visit. Re-charges your soul and your faith. Beautiful grounds. I know they are a fire hazard, but the tacky...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MissFitz88
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are, this place is a great way to take time out, reflect and pray. There are so many beautiful artwork. The church itself is a gem. You find a sense of peace when your there. Make sure to wear...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lovely2T
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I was back to the Martyrs’ Shrine and the area brought us peace. It is a lovely place, much respected and revered. A unique and must visit in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nicole B
19 April 2018|
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Response from lemmebemary | Reviewed this property |
We go every year and we bbq. Never had any issues.
14 April 2017|
Response from jmtb1usa |
The website says that leashed dogs are permitted on the grounds, but not in the buildings.
Chuck W
13 July 2016|
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Response from hodge670 | Reviewed this property |
I would be checking with management about that ,