Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola church

Heritage building of architectural value

Place of worship renowned for its acoustics

The original chapel and the small church established in 1892, were replaced by a new place of workship built in 1933.

The Gothic church has kept its authentic character despite major renovations in 1983 and 2006-2007 and is of great heritage and architectural value. The building’s superb acoustics, with a Casavant organ provided by early parishioners, make it a popular concert venue.

A municipality with an Indigenous name

Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola church is part of the “Nominingue Heritage Trail.”

Consult a heritage and history guide to learn the best gems and landmarks of this municipality founded in 1883. These include, among others, the primary school École du Saint-Rosaire, or the Auberge Chez Ignace, formerly the Giroux general store which also included a post office. 

An ideal locale for hunting and fishing

Discover a place with a history of traditional farming and logging and a thriving tourism industry. Private clubs for the upper classes were established in the mid-19th century while early settlers had to hunt and fish for subsistence. A municipality where some struggled to make ends meet while doctors, lawyers, judges and other professionals chose to make it their home.

“Our resources remain untapped in the earth. Our wood rots on the ground. Will we perish in the midst of abundance? No, gentlemen!”
- Curé Labelle

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