About the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Known as the Sailor’s Church, many sailors who survived the treacherous trip across the Atlantic in the 18th Century would come to offer their thanks.  Atop the chapel is a statue of an angel with it’s arms held open to welcome those sailing into the Old Port of Montreal.  The chapel which was built in 1771 sits upon the stone foundation of the original chapel built in 1675 at the request of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal’s first teacher and founder of the Congregation Notre-Dame.


Address: 400 Saint Paul Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1H4
Telephone: (514) 282-8670

Closest metro:  Champ-de-Mars

Nearby attractions: Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, Marché Bonsecours, Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, Urban Beach, Place Jacques-Cartier, Chateau Ramezay

Hours of operation

March 1 to April 30, 2012 open Tuesday to Sunday from  11am to 4pm
May 1 to October 7, 2012 open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
October 8, 2012 to January 13, 2013 open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm
January 14 to February 28, 2013 closed (open for groups upon reservation)
March 1 to April 30, 2013 open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm

Admission rates


Notes from a local

  • The official website of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is  http://www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com/
  • A visit to the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum that is onsite gives you access to the tower with the highest view of the Old Port.
  • Many votives in the shape of ships, said to be offered by the sailors, hang from the ceiling.

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