An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for January 16th, 2011

St. Boniface Church, Maryhill

St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Maryhill ON

Maryhill is half way between Kitchener and Guelph and is near the boundary of Waterloo Region. I drove through there last week just as the snow was starting from the east and the weather was dull and cold. I will have to return there on a nice day for better pictures as it is a very interesting town. (map)

Here is some information from Wikipedia

…Its main feature is the gothic St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church built in the late 1870s, which is visible from miles around. At its side is a cemetery with dozens of old stones, an iron gate, and a stone wall. Across the street is St. Boniface Catholic School and an original homestead, both from the same era. A newspaper writer from Kitchener once wrote that if residents in Ontario can’t afford to go to Europe, they should go to Maryhill.

Written by Ruth

January 16, 2011 at 8:16 am