A patrimonial jewel. An emblem of Montreal. A religious crossroads.

A must-see destination in Montreal, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is visited by around two million pilgrims and visitors every year. Some are impressed by the immense Basilica; others are delighted by the natural beauty of the gardens of this urban parkland; many experience a spiritual encounter and still others become acquainted with this historical and cultural milieu. Located in the tree-lined borough of historic Mount Royal, this monumental architectural composition is as remarkable as the works of art from France and Canada which embellish the buildings. The Basilica’s dome is itself the highest point in Montreal. Founded in 1904, by Saint André Bessette, CSC, the shrine on Mount Royal is the most important pilgrimage center in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph. For many years, it has been one of the most visited venues of Montreal. There is so much to discover at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a Canadian National Historical place. A stopover to add to your itinerary!

Did you know…

According to TripAdvisor, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is considered among the 10 most popular attractions of Montreal. Montreal is ranked eighth out of 10 Cities to Visit according to the guide Best in Travel 2013 published by Lonely Planet. Montreal is ranked second of the 10 Best Destinations in Canada, according to Travelers’ Choice 2013 published by TripAdvisor. coe2016_widgetasset-14348-2

Services & faciltiies

Available facilities: cafeteria, souvenir and gift shop, guided tours, parking for chartered buses, etc.Group lunches and lunboxes can be ordered by group leaders by contacting the food service department at 514-733-8211 ext. 2633. Here is some essential information for tourism professionals.

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Information and Reservations

Visitor and Pilgrim Services

Telephone 1 514 733-8211 ext. 2790

Quebec Religious and Spiritual Tourism Association