Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery

Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery, Montreal

Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery

Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have been laid to rest.
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
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4.5
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA5,104 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We made the hike from our hotel in Old Montreal to this large cemetery located on north slope of Mount Royal. We made our way to the Jewish burial section and were able to locate the resting place for the great Leonard Cohen. Well worth a look.
Written April 30, 2019
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DannyGirlPhotography
Montreal4 contributions
I've lived in Montreal for about 6 years, and have seen a lot of what this city has to offer. The cemetery on the mountain is by far my favorite. It's HUGE, and absolutely beautiful. Every time I go, I find a new, and fascinating section. Separated into very diverse sections, it offers the beauty of old European-style sculptures/tombstones, extremely old crypts (that you used to be able to look in!!), not to mention TONS of nature, incredible landscapes, and lots of little surprises! I easily spend the entire day here, and always bring visitors to check it out!

Being a photographer, I have had MANY shoots here. If you are a professional photographer, or just want to impress your friends, the cemetery is definitely a Kodak moment.

Not just for vampires, and the dark side, the Montreal cemetery is a beautiful piece of history you MUST check out.
Written February 4, 2008
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Philip M
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
This is a beautiful place to walk through. My dead grandma through Ouija asked me to give this place a 5 on 5 rating
Written August 26, 2016
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Hoorge
Milton, VT419 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
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.
Written May 9, 2013
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Thomas K
Aurora, Ontario75 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Myriam is the Director of Heritage Programs at Mount Royal Cemetery ... her historical walking tours are the kind you always hope to get but are so very rare ... her information is organized, insightful and never boring .., of the dozens of tour guides we have had all over the world, Myriam is by far the best ... bringing the long and interesting history of Montreal to life ... check the website for tour dates and enjoy a wonderful afternoon walk.
Written August 25, 2019
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Frank H
Brampton, Canada176 contributions
Jul 2018
Quite the place to see! Hope you are good at climbing stairs because there are lots of them, but well worth it.
Written July 23, 2018
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Five_Aces_Tx
Dallas, TX1,195 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Nice place to visit when the weather is right but it's so large you might consider leaving a trail of bread crumbs starting at the entrance. Kidding aside, it is so large you will see joggers on the property. Roughly 250,000 interments with 42 famous people. If famous interments are your thing then the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery next to it might be a better bet as it contains about 12,000 interments with 163 being famous. Nonetheless, I enjoyed my time there.
Written June 23, 2015
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PhineastheCat
Central NH61 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
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 having sex right behind it in broad daylight and with a funeral service happening just around the corner--that made the visit a bit awkward and unpleasant). At the very top of the hill, there is a gate and an overlook of the city. It's not the best view of the city but it is private and a nice place for a picnic. You can pay to park outside of the cemetery and walk around or just drive through and stop to photograph stones and vistas. Some of the views really bring home how vast the place is. I consider this visit one of our trip's highlights.
Written June 11, 2014
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Wayne Ross C
Westmount, Canada2 contributions
Apr 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.
Written April 9, 2013
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Rick H
Cambridge, Canada431 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I was first here in 1995, before the days of GPS. I should actually say, close to it. I asked for directions from a road crew and they played the language game with me. I never found it. Now I have since been here three times and know my way around here. Mark you GPS Unit BEFORE you leave the office or you will never find your way back. This place is massive 165 acres. Go in the summer or early fall. I once went in April and there was still too much snow on the ground making getting to the graves impossible. Go in the office and get directions as you will never find what you are looking for on your own. I found John Molson's grave, mausoleum. Very easy as it is so large and on the top of the hill. Then John Redpath the founder of the sugar empire. Then Howie Morenz the famous hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens.Then Toe Blake. I did my research before leaving,but it was of minimal help to me once I got there. Peter Zeller is buried here but according to the student working on that Sat I was there, she says he's not. I found him again on their website. I do family history and told the staff that they greatly need to improve their signs in this cemetery. They do not have enough of them and they point all over the place. You come to one section with no sign and do not know what section you are in. Extremely frustrating and time consuming. I spent 2 hours driving around trying to find out what section I was in. If you have the section of there person you are looking for, it is of little help here. Mount Pleasant in Toronto is bigger than this cemetery and I can find my way around there faster do to the fact the signs are much better posted. Get a picture of the stone you are looking for before going. This will help a bit. I spent one hour trying to find Howie Morenz. The cemetery is beautiful with joggers and cyclist and even skate boarders going through here. Plan ahead, pack a lunch, be prepared to walk, take your phone to call the office and wear suitable clothing for the grass which can be wet most of the time.
Written November 4, 2015
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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