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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Charlebois Heritage Museum (108 First Street West, The Pas)

This small chapel, built in 1897 by cleric Ovide Charlebois, was the first Roman Catholic church in Manitoba’s north. It became a base from which Charlebois undertook pioneering missionary work among the region’s Aboriginal peoples. Built using logs floated down the Saskatchewan River from Cumberland House, and glass and shingles brought from Prince Albert, the structure was replaced by a new facility in 1918. It has been refurbished as part of the Manitoba Prairie Churches project. It is a municipally-designated heritage building.

Charlebois Roman Catholic Chapel

Charlebois Heritage Museum (July 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N53.82810, W101.25209
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project


Charlebois Chapel, 108 First Street West, The Pas, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2016

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