South Shore and Annapolis Valley Sights

St. Mary's Church (Église Ste-Marie)

  • 1713 Hwy.1 Map It
  • Pointe d'Église
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/15/2013

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The église for which this village is named stands proudly on the main road overshadowing everything around it. That's hardly surprising given that it is the largest wooden church in North America. Completed in 1905, St. Mary's is 58 meters (190 feet) long by 56 meters (185 feet) high, and the steeple, which requires 40 tons of rock ballast to keep it steady when ocean winds blow, can be seen for miles. The church is a registered museum with a stunning interior, two exhibit rooms housing a collection of vestments, and a souvenir shop that sells religious articles. Bilingual guides give tours regularly in summer and off-season by appointment.

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1713 Hwy.1, Pointe d'Église, Nova Scotia, B0W 1M0, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$2 recommended donation
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., Mon.–Thurs. noon–5; mid-Oct.–mid-May by appointment

Updated 11/15/2013


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