Saint Joseph's Oratory

Local nameOratoire St-Joseph
LocationMontreal, Canada

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located at 3800 Queen Mary Road on Mount Royal's Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is a National Historic Site of Canada and is Canada's largest church, with one of the largest church domes in the world. Founded in 1904 by Saint André Bessette in his patron saint, Saint Joseph's honour, the Oratory was brought alive through the work and ingenuity of numerous architects and thousands of workers in a process spanning six decades.

Tags ChurchChristianPlace of WorshipRoman CatholicMinor Basilica
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Opening hours

Chapel and crypt: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Basilica & Brother Andre's exhibit: 7:00 am to 8:30 pm
Chapel: 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Oratory's Museum: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Gardens of the Way of the Cross: from May 1st to Oct 8 from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Boutique: Mon to Sat from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sun from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm


Guided Tours
General Admission: $6 (Jun- 1. weekend in Sep, daily visits at 1:30 pm and 3 pm)

During the Novena to Saint Joseph (March 10 to 18): daily visits at 12:15 p.m.

15 persons or less: $90 for the group
16 persons and more: $6 per person
(reservation necessary)

More information and contact


Official Website





Phone +1514 733 8211

Address 3800 Queen Mary Road, H3V 1H6, Montreal, QC, Canada

Coordinates 45°29'33.27" N -73°37'6.031" E

Tours and activities: Saint Joseph's Oratory

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