Ottawa Notre Dame Basilica (Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame)
Ottawa’s Roman Catholic Notre Dame Basilica is the largest and oldest church in the city, dating back to 1839.
The building has a somewhat austere exterior, but the interior is rich in color and detail. Built in Gothic style, the building is topped with a pair of slender spires and features large stained-glass windows.
Inside, the long central nave is lined with pointed Gothic arches topped with terraced galleries. The nave runs to the semi-circular sanctuary with its blue painted ceiling, ribbed vaults and carved altars.
Pop in to admire the sculptures and painted detail, or take a guided tour. Church services are held in both French and English.