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Come and explore one of the birthplaces of Catholicism in Canada.

Come explore the historic and holy site of St. Finnan’s Basilica.


Dive into the past and see how pilgrims made their way across Canada, bringing the faith to those on their journey. 

St. Finnan’s Basilica began as a mission and continues in the mission to this day! 

Founded in 1833, St. Finnan’s Basilica has been instrumental in bringing the faith to the area of North Glengarry. 

The Eucharist has been celebrated in this very spot since 1833. The faithful have congregated and celebrated countless baptisms, marriages, confirmation and ordinations. This place is holy ground and a spot on this earth where Christ’s presence has been profoundly experienced.

With a rich, profound, and exciting history we invite you to book a tour of our beautiful basilica. 

Be enriched in your faith and inspired in mission.

Basilica Tour

Come visit Canada’s newest basilica! Guided tours of the basilica can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

*Free will offering accepted.

Half Day Tour

Come visit the rich Catholic heritage of North Glengarry. Your half-day tour will take you to St. Finnan’s basilica, and to an additional  site of your choice. 

*Free will offering accepted.

Full Day Tour

Spend the whole day with us. Visit St. Finnan’s basilica, St. Raphael’s ruins, the Way of the Cross at Calvary. Build your own day based on the preferences of your group.

*Free will offering accepted.

Looking for a retreat?

Are you looking for a great place to host a retreat for your ministry? Come and host your retreat here in our beautiful Basilica. 

Want to stay overnight?

In partnership with Maison Shalom House, come, stay, and be refreshed in the Lord.

Interested in booking a tour? Please fill in the form below and we will be in touch. 

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