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Sunday, June 25, 2023
12 - 5PM

Welcome To Doors Open Saskatoon

We are pleased to invite you to join us for an afternoon of fun peeking behind doors that are not normally open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

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Riversdale-Caswell Buildings

Shrine (Khram) of Blessed Nun Martyrs Olympia & Laurentia

Shrine (Khram) of Blessed Nun Martyrs Olympia & Laurentia (2005)

215 Avenue M South – Sister, Theodosia Lane

This shrine honours two sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters Olympia and Laurentia, who were beatified by Pope John Paul in 2001. The sisters were arrested in 1950 and exiled to Siberia by the Soviet communist government for rejecting the Orthodox Church and for doing missionary work among Ukrainian Greek Catholics and Roman Catholics. They died there in 1952. Their bodies were exhumed in 2005 and returned to Ukraine. Some of their remains came to Saskatoon in 2006 for an official pilgrimage site, the only one dedicated to the Martyrs outside of Ukraine.

The shrine, built in the shape of a cross, has five stylized domes, 56 tons of natural Tyndall stone, and handmade mosaics. The interior is adorned with eastern iconography and custom-made chandeliers. The shrine also has a Vatican-authorized replica of the Shroud of Turin, the icon of love, which is known as the burial linen of Christ.

Site Information:

Disabled Access On Or Near A Bus Route

Sanctuary and the area around it is a holy place. Please do not enter it under any circumstances.
Musee Ukraina Museum

Musee Ukraina Museum

222 Avenue M South

The exterior of Musee Ukraina Museum was designed based on a European opera house and was built specifically to be used as a museum. The museum is proud to share its ethnographic collection with visitors from all parts of the world. The collection, comprised of over 20,000 artifacts, represents the spiritual, material, and cultural traditions of Canadians of Ukrainian heritage. Through its exhibits, educational programs, and interactive activities, the museum highlights the contributions of Ukrainian people to Saskatchewan and Canada. The museum officially opened to the public on Aug. 28, 1955, in temporary facilities. The new building was constructed and unveiled on Sept. 22, 2012, with a second level completed in 2017.

The religious gallery features rare crosses, icons, and an iconostasis that was imported from Ukraine in 1925. On Sept. 20, 2012, the Museum was blessed by his Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church worldwide. In 2012, the building also received the Saskatchewan Architectural Masonry Design Award of Excellence.

Site Information:

Disabled Access Public Washrooms On or Near a Bus Route Free Parking First Aid Station