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2014 Pilgrimages (Download PDF)

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.

2014 Dates, Hours, & Rates

The Martyrs’ Shrine is open seven days per week from May 3rd to October 26th.

Hours of Operation

Gates 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 Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 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.

Grounds Fees

Day Pass per Person (12 yrs+)(Max $20 per car): $5.00
Season Pass per Vehicle (family of 4): $40.00
Day Pass per Bus (per person with passengers): $3.50
Day Pass per Bus (per person with passengers): $3.50
School Group Day Pass (per bus): $125.00

* Children aged 12 and under are admitted free of charge.
* Please inquire about our group and program rates.


We are ready to begin our 88th season at the Martyrs' Shrine.
Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd, 2014
We look forward to seeing you, your families, and friends again this season.

The Administration and Information Office is open for inquiries, bookings, prayer petitions, 2014 mass intentions, and donations and can be contacted by calling (705) 526-3788 or 1-855-526-3788 (toll free),
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