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Travelling to, camping near and taking part in the pilgrimage have historically been casual and somewhat unregulated. More stringent guidelines are required this year to accommodate the visit of Pope Francis and manage the resultant spike in attendance.

If you plan to attend the 2022 pilgrimage, familiarize yourself with the following guidelines and restrictions.

Routes, Rules and Resident Access

Preparing for the historic papal visit

Access to the Ste. Anne Parish and Adjacent Grounds

From July 27 until July 29, parking and camping will be allowed at the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage grounds. Certain riles apply. Please visit the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage website for details.

Heavy traffic is expected to continue throughout the morning of Wednesday, July 27 as the opportunity for camping at the Pilgrimage site becomes available to those wishing to do so. Please drive to the traffic conditions as you move through the area.

A spiritual milestone:

2022 Papal Visit

Visit the Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage Website

The Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage is a one-of-a-kind gathering that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to our sacred lake each summer for the past 123 years. With the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, attendance at this year’s event is certain to be on an entirely different scale.
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