Religious tourism in Quebec City

Religious TourismThe Quebec City region is a notorious place for religious tourism enthusiasts because of its rich religious heritage, as well as its active pastoral and cultural life.

The Quebec City region has a legacy of more than 130 churches, 20 chapels, two cathedrals and two basilicas, reflecting a non-distant past when the ecclesiastical power was at its peak in Quebec. These ancestral sites evocate the diverse backgrounds of those who populated the colony in the early days of Quebec City. Several major religious communities who held a key role in Quebec society settled in Quebec City such as the Ursulines who are dedicated to education, the Augustinians who committed to health and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd who set various charities. Quebec City also has the oldest Catholic pilgrimage site in northern Mexico. In recent years, religious tourism in Quebec City has more followers and every year, the Quebec City region welcomes thousands of believing tourists.


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Among the most visited sites by visitors seeking for religious tourism in Quebec City, these following should be noted:


St-Roch Church
590 St-Joseph St., Quebec City.


Located in the heart of Nouvo St-Roch District, within walking distance of the hotel Best Western PLUS City Centre Quebec, the Saint-Roch Church is the largest church in Quebec City. It also has a Casavant organ, the largest in eastern Quebec.


Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
31 des Jardins St., Quebec City.


Located in the center of Old Quebec, the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) is the cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec. Church of neoclassical style, it was the first of its kind built in Quebec City. It was recognized historic site of Canada in 1989. It is the third largest church in Quebec City behind the St. Roch Church and the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec.


The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
10018 Avenue Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec City.


Most important place of pilgrimage in the region of Quebec, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré shrine is the most visited religious site in the region. The popular Novena which take place annually attracts thousands of religious tourism enthusiasts from around the world to address their prayers to St. Anne, civil and ecclesiastical patron of Quebec. The great feast of St. Anne is held each year on July 26th and is preceded by nine days of preparation called Novena. The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré has been designated as one of five national shrines of Canada by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Canada.



Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church
32 Sous le Fort St., Quebec City(Place Royale)


Dedicated to St. Genevieve, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is a famous church located in the historic district of Old Quebec. It was built on the remains of the second Champlain’s House, founder of Quebec, at the Place Royale in the Petit-Champlain neighborhood. It is considered the oldest stone church in America, North of Mexico. In 1929, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church was classified historic monument by the Historic Monuments Commission and also National Historic Site by the Government of Canada in 1988. Many international movie shootings took place at Place Royale including the famous Steven Spielberg production “Catch Me If You Can”, released in 2002 and featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.


Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City.


First North of Mexico Catholic parish, Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec is considered the cradle of the faith and of the French culture in America. Being located in the heart of the Historic District of Old Quebec, Notre-Dame de Quebec was recognized World Heritage of UNESCO, welcoming pilgrims from all over the world every year.


The Holy Door


On the occasion of its 350th anniversary in 2014, the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec was offered the first Holy Door outside Europe territory by the Vatican. The Holy Door, treasure of inestimable value, is always accessible and is generating a lot of visits for religious tourism travelers to Quebec City. For more information on the holy door of Quebec, visit our holy door of Quebec page.



Important to know!
The Corporation of Heritage and Religious Tourism in Quebec City also offers pilgrimages, tours of religious groups, private masses and various circuits, from 1 to 3 hours or full day and, in the various churches and chapels of Quebec City.


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