Registration for the pilgrimage is NOT yet available. It will be online as soon as possible. For information about the Papal Visit, please see PapalVisit.ca which is updated whenever we get new information from the Vatican.

Note that the pilgrimage will be open to registered participants only on Tuesday, July 26th with limited access by Park & Ride busses ONLYTo allow enough room for the Papal Visit, camping and/or parking is NOT allowed on the site until the morning of Wednesday, July 27th. Participants will need to arrange camping at other locations before then. No exceptions:

  • Camping July 22-26 is at Nakota Crossing Camp Site
  • ****Passes purchased at Nakota Crossing Site will remain valid and will transfer to Lac Ste Anne Site. All campers must exit Nakota Crossing Site by July 27, 2022
  • Camping July 27-29 is at Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage site
  • Camping lnformation: Lisa Alexis at 780-905-5907

We invite everyone to join us praying rosary at Lac Ste Anne pilgrimage side every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Everyone can join us on our Lac Ste Anne Parish Facebook (live stream).

We pray for healing and reconciliation as a preparation for Papal visit in our Archdiocese.

Fr. Les Kwiatkowski OMI, Pastor,
Lac Ste Anne Parish , Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation,
Our Lady of Mercy Enoch First Nation,
Paul First Nation and Alexander First Nation

Each July, thousands of pilgrims make their way to the shores of Lac Ste Anne. Many come in search of healing and spiritual renewal. Some simply come to reconnect with old acquaintances and forge new friendships.

This pilgrimage, which began over a hundred years ago, has become the largest annual Catholic gathering in Western Canada.

First called Wakamne or God’s Lake by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation who live on the west end of the Lake, and Manito Sahkahigan or Spirit Lake by the Cree, Lac Ste Anne, about 75 km northwest of Edmonton, is the site of the annual pilgrimage, one of the most unique and memorable spiritual gatherings in North America.

Please join us, all are welcome!

After losing the past two years to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pilgrimage needs your financial support to continue during these challenging times. Be part of Lac St Anne Pilgrimage’s ministry of healing and spiritual renewal!