Lac St. Anne is the site of the annual Lac St. Anne Pilgrimage, one of the most unique and memorable spiritual gatherings in North America. A long-established annual meeting place for Aboriginal peoples; this lake became a Catholic pilgrimage site in the late 19th century. Since 1889 First Nations and Metis people have traveld here to celebrate the feast of Saint Anne.
This saint, widely revered as the mother of the virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus, embodies the grandmother figure honored in many Canadian Aboriginal societies.
Lac Ste. Anne is an important place of spiritual, cultural and social rejuvenation. As many as 30,000 pilgrims make their way to the shores of Lac Ste Anne every year.