Mission and Words from the Pastor

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is a place of gathering where the faithful receive the Word of God, as well as a Canadian national historic site and a privileged witness to Montréal's history.


Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is Montréal’s mother church. Its history has been marked by the Sulpicians since its foundation and is inseparable from that of Montréal.

Art and Architecture

Notre-Dame’s interior decor inspires a sense of wonder. Its sanctuary, colours, vault and windows are captured in photos by almost a million visitors every year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions here. What is the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? When can we hear the organ play?