Organizing a Group Tour to Martyrs' Shrine

Things to do

  • Mass
  • Outdoor Stations of the Cross
  • Guided Tours
  • Lunch
  • Interpretive Talk
  • Free time on the Grounds


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20150727_131338Gift Shop

This unique Gift Shop at Martyrs’ Shrine is open from May to October and offers pilgrims an extensive selection of religious articles, souvenirs, and gift ideas. It features art, jewellery, postcards, books, prayer cards, crosses, rosaries, and much more.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Native visitors. By 1648, Sainte-Marie was a wilderness home to 66 French men, representing one-fifth of the entire population of New France. Sainte-Marie's brief history ended in 1649, when members of the mission community were forced to abandon and burn their home of nearly ten years.


After extensive archaeological and historical research initiated by the Society of Jesus, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life.


Connected to Martyrs' Shrine by trail, this world-renowned reconstruction illustrates the interaction of the Canadian Martyrs and Wendat nations. Visitors get a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life, through guided or self-guided visits, school group tours, interactive education programs, special events, and corporate functions.

Heart of Georgian Bay

The Heart of Georgian Bay is a Destination Marketing Organization for the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, and Tiny in the north part of Simcoe County. The Heart of Georgian Bay offers world class boating, beautiful nature and scenery, rich heritage and history, and an abundance of arts and culture. There’s so much to discover here! Plan your Group Tour in the Heart of Georgian Bay.

Driving Directions

Option A:

  • Follow Hwy. 400 North.
  • Take exit 121 to merge onto Hwy. 93.
  • North on Hwy. 93 for 24 km.
  • Turn right onto Hwy. 12 to Midland.
  • East on Hwy. 12 for 5 km.

Option B:

  • Follow Hwy. 400 North.
  • Take exit 147 to merge onto Hwy. 12 West.
  • West on Hwy. 12 for 13 km.

  • Follow Hwy. 26 to Hwy. 92/Mosley St.
  • East on Hwy. 92 through Elmvale.
  • Continue straight onto Hwy. 19 East.
  • Turn left onto Hwy. 93.
  • North on Hwy. 93 for 16 km.
  • Turn right onto Hwy. 12.
  • East on Hwy. 12 for 5 km.

  • Follow Hwy. 11 South to Orillia.
  • Take exit 133 to merge onto Hwy. 12.
  • West on Hwy. 12 for 40 km.

  • Follow Hwy. 69 South/Hwy. 400 South.
  • Take exit 147 to merge onto Hwy. 12.
  • West on Hwy. 12 for 13 km.


GPS Coordinates & Tips

  • For those requiring our GPS coordinates for navigation, please use the following coordinates for our location:
    • Latitude 44.73681
    • Longitude -79.84169
  • Experiencing difficulties finding the Martyrs’ Shrine with your GPS? Please try any of the following alternatives:
    • Ontario 12 or ONT 12, in place of the street name
    • Tay Township, in place of the city/town
    • locate a nearby intersection: Ontario 12 & William St.