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.