St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Source: George Penner

Winnipeg Beach’s architectural jewel is almost completely symmetrical which is unlike many of the Roman Catholic churches of that period. Built in 1904 in a Greek-cross plan, a style of architecture that can be traced all the way back to the late Italian Renaissance (circa the mid-16th century). The “onion dome” at the very apex of the structure, is readily seen on other Ukrainian churches in the rest of the Interlake. Taking a walk through the cemetery you get a glimpse of the early history of Winnipeg Beach, with the earliest grave markers coinciding with the arrival of the Ukrainian settlers in the late 1800’s, about 20 years after the Icelandic settlers of Willow Creek in 1875. – (information by Michael Forrest)

Location/Directions: Winnipeg Beach