Notre Dame Basilica

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  • Address: 385 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1J9, Canada
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6132417496
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

The Notre Dame Basilica was built from 1841 to 1885 and is the oldest building in Ottawa. The present day basilica stands on the grounds of the prior St. Jacques Church that was built in 1832. Today, the church’s Neoclassical and Gothic Revival architecture invites visitors from far and near and its interiors cast a spell on you, as soon as you enter!

The gorgeous alter does take your breath away with every inch showcasing fine craftsmanship while the stained-glass art and vaulted celling multiplies the charm of the building. 

  • For prices of guided tours, call up the place.

Mass hours:

Saturday: 5:00 pm Bilingual Mass (Cantor and organ)


  • 9:00 am Bilingual Mass (Women's or Children's Choir, and organ).
  • 10:30 am Mass in French (Senior Choir and organ).
  • 12 .00 pm Mass in English (Senior Choir and organ).
  • 5:00 pm Mass in French (Cantor and organ).
  • 7:30 pm Mass in English (Cantor and organ) From mid June to mid Sept, a cantor replaces the choir.

Monday- Friday:

  • 12:15 pm Mass in English.
  • 5:00 pm Mass in French (Rosary in French at 4:20 pm).

Tours: (call up for reservation)

  • Tuesday to Friday at 9.00 am.
  • Monday to Friday at 1:30 pm or at 3.00 pm.

  • By Bus: Bruyere / Parent
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Bicycle.
  • On foot

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  • Notre Dame Basilica Address: 385 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 1J9, Canada
  • Notre Dame Basilica Contact Number: +1-6132417496
  • Notre Dame Basilica Timing: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Notre Dame Basilica Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Notre Dame Basilica(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Notre Dame Basilica: 00:30 Mins
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  • 73.76% of people who visit Ottawa include Notre Dame Basilica in their plan

  • 40.14% of people start their Notre Dame Basilica visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Notre Dame Basilica

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

51.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Notre Dame Basilica

People normally club together National Gallery Of Canada and Royal Canadian Mint while planning their visit to Notre Dame Basilica.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very nice architecture. Calm and quiet ambience. Nice place to relax. The colourful painting on the windows is just amazing. You can watch them all day and wonder how they did it. There is clean washrooms in the basement.

  • The church is absolutely stunning inside. My girlfriend and I partook in the noon mass, and were both inspired by the main priest on his sermon. The choir astounded us with their skill, delicacy, and their grasp of both the English and Latin language. I would definately reccommend attending mass at this church, or if you are not a part of the belief, just step inside and take in the beautiful and intricate carving and designs

  • This was an incredible place. The church is among the most beautiful I've ever visited. The carvings were incredible. The tour guide was not only incredibly informative but one of the nicest fellows I've ever taken a tour with. The church is definitely a must see in Ottawa.

  • Really cool architecture and artwork. This church is a masterpiece. Worth stopping in for a few minutes if you have the chance.

  • Wouldn’t have second thought about this Catholic basilica being one of the most elegant church buildings whatsoever. On top of that, it definitely has a lot to tell over the ages. Initially was a wooden church, being the very first Catholic basilica in North America, priests sent from France, and the difference in architect styles of upper part from the lower part due to the then leading French priest’s decision to follow the prevailing trend. Not to mention of the silver color reflected by the tin material used to cover the top pointy parts. Lots to find out. Worth visiting over and over again.

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