St. Boniface Cathedral-Basilica
180 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0H7
St. Boniface Cathedral was the largest and most elaborate Roman Catholic cathedral in Western Canada, as well as the best example of French Romanesque architecture in Manitoba. The original cathedral, built in 1908, was destroyed by fire in 1968.
In 1972 a church designed by Franco-Manitoban architect Etienne Gaboury was opened within the remains of the 1908 basilica. The complex juxtaposes old and new, with the basilica's heavy limestone facade, sacristy and walls providing a base for the modern building of wood, glass and weathering brown steel. The grounds on the site also feature one of Western Canada's oldest and most historically significant Roman Catholic cemeteries.
The iconic facade is one of the most photographed buildings in Winnipeg with its dramatic facade facing west across the Red River towards downtown Winnipeg.
The St. Boniface Cathedrale is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions - the grounds are open to the public year round.