Sunrise Corner is home to many historic churches and cemeteries, so if you’re researching your family genealogy in southeast Manitoba, come down for a visit.
To access an interactive, searchable map of all historic churches in the region, please visit Historic Sites of Manitoba and search the municipalities of Piney and Stuartburn, using keyword church. http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/
Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Gardenton
St. Michaels is a unique part of Ukrainian-Canadian culture as the oldest existing Ukrainian church in Canada, built by Ukrainian settlers in 1897. It is the first permanent Ukrainian church to have been built in Canada.
New St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Gardenton
This church and cemetery are still in use. It was built in 1935.
St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church – Vita
Built in 1920 and still in use, this church is right in town and easy to access.
Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church – Sundown
This church was built for the second time in 1931.
Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Sundown
This church and cemetery, still in operation for special services, was built in 1940. And it’s right in town, so it’s easy to access.
St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Sundown
St. Elias, constructed in 1950 and a provincially established historical site, has a bell tower and cemetery.
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church – Stuartburn
Established in 1898 and built in 1911, Holy Trinity is still in use.
Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Lonesand
The current building was built in 1921, replacing the previous building built 1913.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church – Caliento
Check out this church and cemetery, originally built between 1913 and 1915. The original church was destroyed by a fire on Christmas Day, 1924. The building you see today was built in 1925.
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Cemeteries – Arbakka
Interested in history? Find all six cemeteries in Arbakka. Trust us, some of them are pretty remote. You’ll want a GPS or compass for sure.
St. Benoit Joseph Labre Roman Catholic Church – St-Labre
This beautiful historic site located in the village of St. Labre is a great photo opportunity as well as an example of a working piece of heritage.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church – Vassar
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic (Parish) Church in Vassar is located on Beaudry Ave and has an unmarked cemetery on Spicer Street. Located in the quaint village of Vassar, this church is a lovely photo opportunity if you’re passing through.
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and Cemetery – South Junction
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church and cemetery in South Junction is a Manitoba historic site. Services are held every other Sunday, alternating with the Vassar Catholic Church. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful for walking.
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church – Wampum
Established in 1910, this church is situated in the beautiful woods of Wampum and is still in operation.
St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church – Woodridge
Church and cemetery.