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Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery

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Address: 1297 Chemin de la Foret | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 2P9, Canada
Phone Number: 514 279 7358
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Description: Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have...
Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have been laid to rest.
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Lots of variety and a bit of nature in the big city

This is a very large graveyard. There are diverse styles of stones and little "neighbourhoods" of "residents" including ethnic and religious sections. Some stones toward the front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2014
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Central NH
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Houston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Driving by on your way to the observatory spot is more than enough. There is no need to devote a whole lot of time for it. The cross, and the hikes around the park are a lot more interesting.

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Central NH
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a very large graveyard. There are diverse styles of stones and little "neighbourhoods" of "residents" including ethnic and religious sections. Some stones toward the front were incorporated into hedgerows, which I thought were lovely. There is a large and beautifully sculpted weeping angel toward the top of the hill (too bad for us that there was a couple... More 

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23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Weird as it is I have always enjoyed going to cemeteries and looking around. There is plenty of room for riding your bike, walking or running. The people who have been buried here must have been very wealthy because the beauty of the grave sites is astonishing.

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Milton, Vermont
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94 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If I understand correctly, Mount Royal Cemetery is the largest cemetery in North America. It's seriously massive and old. You can drive through the cemetery starting from the top of the mountain and working your way down towards Rue Cote-Des-Neiges.

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Montreal, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Definitely a beautiful cemetery. Great bike/walking paths to choose from, and the cemetery is always quiet, so you could even go here to do some thinking on your own. Of course, it is still a cemetery, so if you're not comfortable with those things, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you don't really mind, it is definitely a beautiful place.

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Westmount, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Peaceful spot on top of a mountain surround by a park in the middle of a metropole. Many local celebrities and extremely beautiful statues can be found resting quietly under the numerous old and majestic trees.

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Some of Canada's most famous people are buried here. Maurice Richard's monument a few feet away from former Mayor Jean Drapeau.

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Brasilia, DF
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

It's a very organized and big cemetery. Nothing very special about it, but worth a quick stop. The website shows the places that some famous people are buried.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Extremely calm and quiet, despite being in the center of downtown. Very serene and peaceful if you're looking for a nice walk and reflection.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Probably would have been a nicer place to visit in the spring or summer. Very cold, and difficult to navigate in a wheelchair.

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Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature walks that cater to every season and level of athlete. In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.