On September 11 and 12, take the opportunity to learn more about Quebec's religious heritage. Religious Heritage Days 2021, presented by the Québec Religious Heritage Council and the Quebec Religious and Spiritual Tourism Association, is an event that brings together several religious traditions and takes place throughout the province. The program of the 4th edition of this annual event offers you the chance to visit well-known sacred sites, as well as lesser-known sites or places that are not always accessible to the public. A rich and diverse local tourism experience awaits you, and all activities are free!
In addition, rest assured that the event will be held in compliance with health regulations in effect on September 11 and 12.
Religious culture and much more
Visiting one or several of the churches, cathedrals, chapels or other religious sites participating in the Religious Heritage Days event is not only a way to learn more about religious culture, but also a great opportunity to appreciate the many artistic, historical, musical and architectural aspects of these attractions. Participating in the event also means enjoying a peaceful moment in an environment that favours introspection and inner calm.
Close to 300 religious sites to discover in 175 municipalities
Over the weekend, you’ll get to choose among 276 places to visit during the Religious Heritage Days. Whether you’re out in the country, around metropolitan areas or in a remote region, there are plenty of possible itineraries. There are also various types of activities offered: organ and piano concerts, interpretation activities, exhibitions, stained glass windows to admire, English afternoon tea, free or guided tours, as well as activities aimed at young people.
Plan your outings in advance and share your discoveries
Check out the program on the event's website so that you can choose which ones to visit. Filters make it easy to search by date, type of audience, type of activity and region before you head out on your journey. Along the way, share your favourites and post your photos and videos on social media with #Journéesdupatrimoinereligieux2021 and follow the event on Facebook and Instagram.
Photo credits: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. Source photo : Normand Rajotte, Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur, Source photo : CPRQ, 2003