Cooks Creek Grotto | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cooks Creek Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Cooks Creek Grotto in winter

History of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle at Lourdes in 1958, a number of Manitoba priests led by Father Philip Ruh built replicas of the famous French grotto “Our Lady of Lourdes” in the current rural community Cooks Creek, northeast of the City of Winnipeg. By 1962, when the priest died, it still hadn’t been completed. The cave-like structure, made of cement shaped to look like rocks, was ultimately finished and is the province’s largest Lourdes Grotto replica.

Immaculate Conception Church’s Grotto is located in a tiny community Cooks Creek, east of Bird Hill Provincial Park. Other nearby attraction is Cook’s Creek Heritage Museum, located 1.5km north of this church. See map below for driving direction.

Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Immaculate Conception Church

Cooks Creek Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Immaculate Conception Church viewed from a different angle

Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Not sure what this is...either a bell tower or tower for the dead?!?! ò.ó

Cooks Creek Grotto by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Grotto ruins

Winnipeg Largest French Grotto Our Lady of Lourdes by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: the Grotto was fenced off and could not be entered. :-(

Cooks Creek French Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: This grotto is pretty big.



Winnipeg Largest French Grotto Our Lady of Lourdes by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Tried a different location, but still couldn't see past the annoying fence. :-(

Cooks Creek French Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Trying to see the grotto through the fence.

Winnipeg Largest French Grotto Our Lady of Lourdes by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: through the fence

Cooks Creek French Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: amazing grotto, finally!!!

Winnipeg Largest French Grotto Our Lady of Lourdes by Immaculate Conception Church in Winter - Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: two thumbs up!!

Cooks Creek Immaculate Conception Church in Winter Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Bye, bye, Cooks Creek.

Map and Driving Direction

Exact location of the Cooks Creek Grotto is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

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