In the footsteps of the saints and the blessed of New France - ARF-Québec
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In the footsteps of the saints and the blessed of New France

8 days / 7 nights

The history of the Catholic Church in Canada is Young and goes back to a little over four hundred years. Catholicism has taken root with the arrival of Europeans in the New World, from 1534, on the banks of the Gaspe Peninsula. A French priest accompanying the explorer Jacques Cartier, celebrated Mass for the first time on what would become Canadian soil. This route provides a better understanding of colonization in New France, the establishment of religious communities and the role of these exceptional people who helped and who have helped shape the Church here. Today beatified or canonized, they continue to shine.

  • Panoramic tour of Montréal with a stop on Mount Royal
  • Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde, St Patrick Basilica and chapel Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
  • museum Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Kahnawake : shrine of saint Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Sound and light show at the Basilica Notre Dame in Montreal
  • Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal
  • Grey nuns museum (House of Marguerite D’Youville)
  • The Ursulines Museum
  • Our Lady of the Cape Shrine
  • Guided tour in the Old Quebec on the theme of the Blessed Founders of the Canadian Church
  • Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré



Montréal, Trois-Rivières, Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré