St. 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 on Mount Royal's Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and claims to have one of the largest domes in the world.The basilica enshrines a statue of Saint Joseph, which was authorised a Canonical coronation by Pope Pius X on 19 March 1910 via Cardinal Vincenzo Vannutelli and another from an Apostolic brief dated 9 July 1955 by Pope Pius XII who crowned the new statue on 9 August 1955 via Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger now located within its crypt department. The shrine is also famous due to its association with Brother Andre Bessette who was believed to possess healing powers through his Josephian devotion with its notable oil ointment given freely to its believers.

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Opening hours

Crypt church and votive chapel
Daily: 6 am - 9:30 pm

For the opening hours of basilica, oratory museum and other attractions please check the website.


General Entrance (without reservation, any group with an organizer):
$3 per person (taxes included)

Guided tours
General Admission: $5 (Jun-Sep, daily visits at 10 AM, 1:30 PM and 3 PM)

15 persons or less: $75 for the group
16 persons and more : $5 per person
(reservation necessary)

More information and contact





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

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