Explore the centre of the thriving French speaking Metis settlement of St. Albert

Father Lacombe

If you’re in the city of St. Albert try a family visit to the Father Lacombe Chapel this Sunday, August 13, in honour of Mission Hill Day.

In 1861, Father Albert Lacombe and a group of Métis constructed a log building to serve the new St. Albert Roman Catholic Mission. That chapel still stands today as Alberta’s oldest building.

From noon to 4 p.m. on Aug.13, interpretive guides lead tours through the chapel and the historic Mission Hill site and demonstrate activities and skills of the time. Visit the crypt where Father Lacombe and Bishop Grandin are laid to rest. Take a stroll through the cemetery where place of some of St. Albert’s first residents were buried.

To learn more about the Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Sites see the Alberta Culture and Tourism Museums and Historic Sites page. You can also connect with them on Facebook.

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