While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

St. Raphael's Ruinsin-person Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Photography allowed
St. Raphael's Ruins

In 1970, a fire consumed the church of St. Raphael’s, one of the earliest Roman Catholic churches in English-speaking Canada. Fortunately, the outer walls were spared and today its impressive scale and fine masonry work continue to attract tourists to the site. The ruins were declared a National Historic Site in 1999.

Contact info

19998 County Road 18
South Glengarry, Ontario



Year built: 1821
Building type:Place of worship
Architectural style:Romanesque revival

Dates/hours open

Aug 19, 09:00am - Aug 20, 05:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.