Pilgrimage in Quebec, Canada

Montreal • Ermitage Saint-Antoine • Quebec City

5 days/4 nights






Pilgrimage in Quebec, Canada

A pilgrimage, close to home that can still connect you with the overseas pilgrimage to Rome for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

We will visit St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal and spend time discovering this beautiful city. We will cross the holy door at Notre Dame Basilica in Quebec City and visit the beautiful Saint Anne de Baupres.

Since it is a pilgrimage we will offer an opportunity to gather for a mini retreat at the Hermitage of Saint Antoine, a very special location surrounded by peaceful nature that will allow your group and your spiritual guide to focus on a particular aspect of the Jubilee or to any other need felt by your priest at that moment.

This is a great opportunity for pilgrims who wish to be on a pilgrimage this year and do not have time or do not want to take the financial commitment that an overseas journey may require.


Day 1       Boston—Montreal

Day 2       Montreal—Lac Bouchette

Day 3       Lac Bouchette, Ermitage Saint-Antoine

Day 4       Lac Bouchette—Quebec City

Day 5       Quebec City—Boston


Group organizers

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.


Day  1   •   Boston–Montreal, 307 miles

06:00  Departure from Boston for Montreal

12:00  Arrival at St Joseph's Oratory in time for Mass in English at 12:15 (in the Crypt Church)

13:00  Lunch on your own, in the cafeteria or elsewhere

14:00  Departure for the visit of the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Visit of the Holy Door.

13:00  Departure for your hotel

19:00  Dinner and overnight stay in Montreal


Day 2  •   Montreal—Notre Dame du Cap— Lac Bouchette, 261 miles

07:00   Breakfast

07:30   Departure for Notre Dame du Cap

09:30   Mass and visit of the sanctuary

11:30   Departure for Lac Bouchette with a stop for lunch (not included) in La Tuque along the way. Arrival and registration at Ermitage Saint-Antoine.

18:00   Dinner

19:00   Mass

Overnight stay at Ermitage Saint-Antoine


Day 3  •  Lac Bouchette


09:00  Guided tour of the shrine.

1100   Mass (in English)

12:00  Lunch

14:00  Time of prayer

16:00  Conference (subject to be determined)

18:00  Dinner (served from 17:00 –19:00)

19:00  Mass

Overnight stay at Ermitage Saint-Antoine


Day 4  •   Lac Bouchette—Ste Anne de Beaupré—Quebec City,  204 miles

08:00   After breakfast departure for Ste Anne de Beaupré Basilica and its museum. Lunch on your own.

Departure for Quebec City for a guided tour of the city, including The Plains of Abraham, Parliament Hill, the Fortifications of Quebec as well as Old Quebec. Continue on to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Quebec City.


Day 5  •  Quebec City—Boston,  399 miles

After breakfast, departure for a pilgrimage to the Basilica Notre Dame de Quebec  where you will pass through the Holy Door.

09:00   Arrival and introduction; welcome by a spiritual animator in one of Old Quebec's chapels; offering prayer for the pilgrimage; introduction to this year's theme (in 2016: Mercy)

09:20   Reading of the Gospel

09:45   Instructions on how to reach the Holy Door on foot and how to pass through it (5 to 15 minutes walk, depending on the starting point)

10:15   Prayer at the Holy Door and at the grand reliquary of Canada's Saints and Blessed before passing through the Holy Door

10:30   St Francois de Laval's tomb (prayer)

12 :05  Mass in the Notre Dame de Quebec Basilica

12 :40 Departure for lunch

14 :00 Free time in Old Quebec before departing for Boston.

15:30   Departure for Boston

End of services



Per person, double occupancy

For a minimum of 30 paying passengers: USD $

For a minimum of 35 paying passengers: USD $

For a minimum of 40 paying passengers: USD $

For a minimum of 45 paying passengers: USD $

Single supplement: USD $

Reduction for triple occupancy: USD $

Price includes

  • Round trip bus transportation from Boston, MA to Quebec, Canada by luxury motor coach
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Montreal, including breakfast, Quality Hotel Montreal East, or similar
  • 2 nights' accommodation at Lac Bouchette, including all meals while staying at Ermitage Saint-Antoine (5 meals)
  • 1 night's accommodation in Quebec City, including breakfast, Hotel Universel, or similar
  • 2 dinners ( Montreal & Quebec City)
  • Bus parking fee at Notre Dame du Cap Shrine
  • 2 hour English speaking guided tour of Quebec City
  • Entrance fees
  • Planning and booking of the Masses, if desired
  • Taxes

Price does not include

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks of any kind
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ''Price includes''

Payment deadlines




Cancellation and refund policy



Methods of payment

By check to: Kairos Pilgrimages, 94 Jackson Rd, Suite 206, Devens, 01434, MA, specifying the name of the spiritual leader of the pilgrimage

By wire transfer:  in US Dollars to Bank of America. ABA: 026009593. Swift Code: BOFAUS3N Account: 004639668822, Beneficiary: Kairos Pilgrimages, Inc.

By PayPal and credit card (additional fees for these services to be paid by the participant)