About the Martyrs Shrine
The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. The Shrine honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago, celebrating the significant contributions they made to the introduction of Christianity into aboriginal culture as well as the founding of the Province of Ontario and the nation of Canada.
This historic and holy site includes the famous Shrine Church, the Martyrs’ Hall and Education Centre, and 75 pleasantly landscaped acres which invite you into prayer and tranquility. Within the Church are the relics of the Martyrs St. Jean de Brébeuf, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Charles Garnier, while the grounds are home to beautiful walkways, monuments, and altars.
The Martyrs’ Shrine welcomes over a hundred thousand people every year and continues to spread the word, history, and values of the Jesuits’ Mission. Offering insightful tours, engaging activities, and enjoyable pilgrimages, it is no wonder why the Martyrs’ Shrine is world-renowned!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Martyrs’ Shrine is to preserve an oasis of peace, reconciliation, healing and spiritual renewal that welcomes people of all faiths and cultures.
2013 Dates, Hours, & Rates
The Martyrs’ Shrine is open seven days per week from May 4th to October 27th.
Hours of Operation
||Open Daily: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
|Administration and Information Office
||Open Daily: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
|The Shrine Café
||Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
|Religious Articles and Souvenir Shop
||Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
* Please note that Martyrs’ Shrine Team Building and Planning often takes place Mondays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. We always welcome pilgrims to visit and apologise for any inconvenience that the Monday team meetings may cause.
|Day Pass per Person (10 yrs +):
|Season Pass per Vehicle (family of 4):
|Day Pass per Bus (with passengers):
* Children aged 10 and under are admitted free of charge.
* HST is included in our rates.
* Please inquire about our group and program rates.