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Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal

Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal

Mount Royal Cemetery is one of the important attractions in Montreal. Located on the north face of Mount Royal, this cemetery was inaugurated in 1852. The cemetery is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The old river beds, vistas, wild life and strange, yet wonderful gravestones create a unique ambiance.

Mount Royal Cemetery has connections with the luxury liner Titanic that sunk on its maiden voyage. Here, you can find graves of some of the passengers who died in the tragedy. Charley Hays, his wife Clara, daughter Orian and Joseph J. Fynney are some of the Titanic victims commemorated here. You can also find memorial stones of Henry Markland Molson and Thornton Davidson in the Mount Royal Cemetery. Their bodies, however, were never recovered. The gravestones, memorial stones and the calm atmosphere make this cemetery a prominent tourist attraction.

The serene setting is enhanced by a huge variety of trees at Mount Royal Cemetery. Among them you can find 200-year old oaks, pine, maples and hickories. Enjoy great peace of mind as you stroll leisurely through the slope. The walkways, wooded trails, gravestones and century old trees make Mount Royal cemetery an interesting spot to explore on your trip to Montreal.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Mount Royal Cemetery
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Montreal, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Create Your Own Walk in Montreal

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montreal is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Montreal Introduction Walk I

Montreal Introduction Walk I

Montreal is an old, yet at the same time, modern metropolis, flagship of Canada's Quebec. Sitting on an island in the Saint Lawrence River with Mt. Royal (to which the city owes its name) at its center, Montreal represents a blend of architectural moods, from French colonial to bohemian, and a wealth of cultural trends and notable attractions – historic buildings, parks, museums, galleries...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Historic Buildings Walking Tour

Montreal is an old, but a very modern city. The architectural sights provide ample opportunities for exploration. Modern buildings are situated right next to some of the oldest and most fascinating structures. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous architecture Montreal has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Montreal is considered one of the most amazing Canadian cities. With an old and rich history, this city offers some great sights for those who are interested in religious buildings, not to mention the world’s famous St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal that is a gem of Montreal. Take this walking tour to discover some of Montreal's most famous religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Montreal Introduction Walk II

Montreal Introduction Walk II

Montreal is an old, yet at the same time, modern metropolis, flagship of Canada's Quebec. Sitting on an island in the Saint Lawrence River with Mt. Royal (to which the city owes its name) at its center, Montreal represents a blend of architectural moods, from French colonial to bohemian, and a wealth of cultural trends and notable attractions – historic buildings, parks, museums, galleries...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Montreal without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. On this walk, you will find some of the most interesting shops and markets in Montreal. Take this self guided tour to hunt for a truly unique and authentic made-in-Canadian product that will mesmerize your trip for the years to come.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Old Montreal Walking Tour

Old Montreal Walking Tour

Take a tour to discover the oldest district in Montreal. It features numerous unique houses dating back over 300 years, museums, art galleries and a great choice of fine restaurants and cafés. Here you'll also find two of the most popular churches in Montreal - the Basilique de Notre Dame and the Chapelle de Notre Dame de Bon-Secours. Enjoy exploring the highlights of Old Montreal.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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