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Canadian hermitage retreat

St. Anthony’s Hermitage of Lac-Bouchette

St. Anthony’s Hermitage of Lac-Bouchette will help you experience some of Canada’s outdoor wonders. The only Quebec national shrine enclosed by wilderness, St. Anthony’s sits on the shores of Lake Ouiatchouan.

“Our motto at the hermitage is to welcome, to serve and to love,” said Father France Salesse, a Capuchin priest and passionate guide of the hermitage. “Here you have a chance to see the nature and beauty of Quebec.”

You can enjoy a French Canadian dinner at the Hermitage’s dining hall. The delicious sauces and tender meats can be served family style, so each person can try a bite of everything. The hermitage has several different lodging options, including campsites, 60 hotel rooms and cottages.

Groups walk to the hermitage’s various attractions, including the site’s museum, bell tower and grotto replicating the grotto in Lourdes, France. If your group wants to hold a worship service together, the site has three churches on property: the outdoors Agora Notre Dame,  the stained-glass filled Our Lady of Snow Church and the vibrantly frescoed St. Anthony’s Chapel.