Nestled in the heart of Greater Sudbury, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in the year 2007. The Grotto, was commissioned by a mining explorer from France, Frederic Romanet du Caillaud, as a tribute to Our Lady of Lourdes for the recovery of his wife from an illness in 1907. Situated on 5.1 acres of beautiful parkland, the Grotto provides visitors with a retreat from everyday life and an opportunity to explore the Judeo-Christian heritage, a history of humanity. The official celebration will take place on August 15, 2007. There will also be a calendar of centennial events posted on this web site that will take us through the entire year.
While we have listed hours of operation, the Grotto is open almost all the time,
The area is illuminated into the evening, but, we do turn the lights off late in the evening.