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Notre Dame Basilica

385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
+1 613-241-7496
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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
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+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This cathedral is absolutely beautiful .The interior is out of this world, the stained glass window,the alter,the organ,the workmanship ,everything, it is a must see,! Do take time.

Thank djp25
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see in Ottawa, you will not be disappointed with a visit to the beautiful cathedral, the impressive architecture is beautiful. Remember it's a place of worship, be respectful. A perfect place to light a candle and spend a few moments in quiet contemplation,...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Though smaller in size compared to Paris and Montreal, the inside altar is majestic. I also like that the cathedral have a sign outside if liturgical ceremony is ongoing, warning tourist not to go inside so as not to impact solemnity of the celebration.

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Next time you are in Ottawa, take a few minutes to see this gorgeous church. It is intended to remind us of God's glory and it does a fairly good job at that. The arches are impressive and the ceiling is spectacular. I also appreciated...More

Thank AlumniGuy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable tour and visit. Worth the trip. Family had a good time and learnt lots of interesting things about the place.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went into this place, the stain glass and architecture is amazing, there was a wedding going on just before we went in, this is a well worth stop.

Thank 282Juliette282
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is located opposite the National Gallery and a short walk from Parliament Hill. There is parking close by. It's a fabulous building with 2 spires and lots of stained glass. Inside the carvings throughout are awesome (although the pillars look marble they sound...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of masses in both English and French. Beautiful inside, lots to look at! If you're there to go in the Church, you don't need to pay for parking in the back parking lot (leave a note on your dash!).

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopping in here to or from work anywhere downtown, even a side trip from bus links at Laurier, is well worth it for serenity and that indescribably Presence. Best soul-centering place in Ottawa.

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Besides your beliefs, this is a must in Ottawa. The building is magnificent and the interior decoration is stupendous.

1  Thank kartikmexico
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is it open all day? i can't figure out what time i can drop in.. I was hoping on a thursday or friday...
3 August 2016|
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time,but not during services or too late in the day.
Garrett H
Is anyone allowed to attend the bilingual mass ?
25 May 2016|
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Adela J
Hi, I was wondering if there's any fees to pay to visit inside the basilica even without the guided tour? If so, how much?
17 July 2015|
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
No fee, but you could leave a donation if you wish.