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“Beautiful and unexpected surprise on our tour”

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Only a local, private tour guide would have brought us here. Olive knew that we would enjoy this stop to pray at beautiful Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. It was especially meaningful during this Year of Mercy.

Thank Bridget S
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Definitely a "MUST SEE". Lots of tour buses were dropping off customers here too so it wasn't just us that found this to be a place to see.

Thank Luv-2-Travel284
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lovingly built by Irish, French Acadian and immigrant volunteer labour almost 160 years ago, this mother church of the Saint John Catholic Diocese, a Provincial Heritage Place, has opened its doors to visitors on a hilltop overlooking Canada's oldest incorporated city with the inauguration of a Visitors Centre in 2016. Cruise ship and other visitors may make family connections with the tens of thousands of immigrants who landed in this principal port of entry in the last two centuries. Knowledgeable tour guides are on hand for free tours. A restoration and urban revitalization campaign is underway to ensure its future. "One of the noblest specimens of Christian architecture in the land", its German stained glass, Pieta sculpture, 10 ton, massive organ, US designed (New York's Patrick Keeley) chapel, carved wooden doors and artwork are treasures. The Diocesan Archives hold family records going back two centuries. The Cathedral neighbourhood is looking up as work and plans proceed for renewal of the neighbourhood "Waterloo Village" with the Cathedral itself almost complete in the re-roofing phase of its multi-million dollar fund-raising campaign and the bell-tower next in line for restoration. Concerts ( the acoustics are excellent) and an art show and sale are planned for the coming months.

Thank pamela092
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

When we got there we were told all about the rich history of the Cathedral and taken on a free tour! Lots of info, very beautiful, we had a good time and it didn't take too long. 10/10!! Excited to see the progress they make with the restoration--I suggest donating!

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This church is one of the most prestige churches on our City. The character of this church goes beyond anything my family expected.

1  Thank Marion M
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