French · Français · Wemtigoosh
The land beside this Trail marker slopes toward Edinburgh Street and the historic quartier français. In the past this area was home to the City’s Francophone population. Many buildings from this time still stand here, including St.-Ignace Church, which was an important gathering place and cultural landmark.
Today Francophone culture exists throughout the City. The Francophone Centre on North Street provides services and events for French speakers. Saint Jean Baptiste Day is the biggest French celebration in the Sault, and is celebrated each year on June 24th.
Test your knowledge
Question 1How do you say hello in French?
Question 2What flowers are on the Franco-Ontarian flag?
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Where in the City can you learn to speak French?
Can you spot the steeple of St.-Ignace Church from the Trail?