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Guided Tours

Thank you for your inquiry about visiting Notre Dame Cathedral. We provide guided tours for individuals or groups from the middle of May to the middle of October (booking required in advance). Generally, guided tours last from 30 to 45 minutes. In order to avoid a conflict with other activities, we suggest that your visit begin at one of the following times:


- in the morning, Tuesday to Friday at 9 a.m.

- in the afternoon, Monday to Friday at 1:30 p.m. or at 3 p.m.

In order to help us plan your visit in the context of other activities at the Cathedral, please contact our office at (613) 241-7496 email or fax (613) 241-1627.


Please note that there is a fee for each guided tour scheduled and confirmed by our office.

During the summer months volunteers are often present to greet tourists, answer questions and provide informal tours.

Thank you for your co-operation. We hope to see you soon!




Virtual Tours

Click here for a virtual tour of Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

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News and Events

Come Join the Cathedral Children's Choir

The Blessed Sacrament will be present in the chapel after the 5 PM Mass on Thursdays and in the Church, every 1st Friday of the month after the 12:15 mass until 5:00 p.m..

Adoration - First Friday of the month
Adoration in the church after the 12:15 mass until the 5:00 p.m. mass.

Confessions are held 15 minutes before each mass

A Brief History and Parishes of the Archdiocese of Ottawa 125 years
This hard cover book, containing 256 glossy paper pages with full colour throughout, shows some of the dynamic life and activities of our parishes. It is currently available at the office at a cost of $35 each.

Office Hours
The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gourmet Fruitcakes, Made by the Cistercian Monks
Cakes are now available in the parish office. Only the small loaf cake is available for $15. Proceeds go to assist the Monastery and Campaign Life Coalition.

Collection to help prepare Christmas Baskets
The Knights of Columbus of Notre Dame Cathedral are organizing a food drive from November 8, 2015 to December 6, 2015 to help the needy people in our community. Your generous support will enable us to help many families and spread joy during Christmas time. Please place your non-perishable food items at the back in the Cathedral.

Confessions During Advent
A Eucharistic adoration will be held December 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Priests will be available during this time to celebrate the sacrament of penance with you. Priests will also be available to hear confessions half an hour before each mass on December 19 and December 20.

Midnight Mass Tickets
There will be no tickets for midnight mass this year (first come, first served).

European Union Christmas Concert
To celebrate the holidays in European style, the European Commission delegation and the Diplomatic Missions of the Member States of the European Union, invite you to attend a Christmas Concert featuring European Christmas Carols and Songs sung by various Ottawa Choirs.. The concert will be held on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Entry is free-will offering.

Advent and Christmas Carol Concert
Sunday, December 20 at 2:30 p.m. Come celebrate with the Cathedral Choirs, the Children's Choir, the Women's Choir and the Cathedral Brass.

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