10 Things To See and Do in Cornwall, ON

10 Things To See and Do in Cornwall, ON

Located in Eastern Ontario about 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Ottawa, Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city. The city is one of Canada’s hidden treasures with many wonderful things to see and do there. The Cornwall Aquatic Centre, Cornwall Square, Gray’s Creek Conservation Area, Historic Cornwall Jail, McMaze, Archie’s Family Golf Centre, TAG Cornwall, Cornwall Community Museum, Rack-Em-Up Billiards and St. Raphael’s Ruins all offer a great place to take the entire family making this city a very family-friendly place to visit.

10. St. Raphael’s Ruins

Located about 25 minutes east of Cornwall in South Glengarry, St. Raphael’s Ruins are what is left of the church of St. Raphael’s. In 1970, the church was consumed by fire with the exception of the outer walls and has become an incredibly beautiful tourist attraction. It was originally one of the earliest Roman Catholic churches in English-speaking Canada. In 1999, the Ruins were declared a National Historic Site. There are concerts hosted on the site and other events you might want to check out while visiting. It is free-of-charge to go to the Ruins, but donations are accepted for maintenance costs. Because of the beauty of the site, many people have requested to hold weddings there, but the Diocese believes wedding should be held in a church and refused. However, photography sessions can be held there after the ceremony offering a wonderful backdrop for the photos.

St. Raphael's Ruins
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