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St.Boniface Cathedral Basilica in Winnipeg, Canada.
View from within the the ruins of the original cathedral now serving as courtyard to the current basilica.
This basilica, Mother Church of Western Canada, is a place of worship, one of the greatest emblems of the City of Winnipeg, a popular tourist attraction, as well as a major architectural and artistic symbol in St. Boniface, Winnipeg, and Manitoba
Saint Boniface Cathedral is an important architectural feature of Saint Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, especially in the eyes of the Franco-Manitoban community. A priest who later became a bishop, Norbert Provencher, ordered its construction in 1818 in the form of a small log chapel. Thus the first page in the history of Saint Boniface and Saint Boniface Cathedral was written.
On July 22, 1968, the residents of Saint Boniface would lose their beloved cathedral to a raging fire. In 1972, a new cathedral, designed by Étienne Gaboury and Denis Lussier, would be built behind the 1906 façade. It is the principal church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface.