Cemetery sights in Montréal
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More than one million people have found their final resting place here since this Catholic cemetery opened in 1854, making it the largest cemetery in Canada. It has a few intriguing mausoleums that emit solemn music, including that of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a nun and teacher who was beatified in 1982. The catalog of permanent guests includes 20 Montréal mayors, several ex-passengers of the Titanic, and Calixa Lavallée, the composer of ‘O Canada.’ The cemetery office has brochures for self-guided tours around the tombs but there’s also a map posted at the entrance.
Much smaller than Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, this cemetery was founded in 1852 for the last journey of non-Catholic Montrealers –Presbyterians, Anglicans, Unitarians, Baptists and nondenominationals. The most famous tomb is of Anna Leonowens, the inspiration for the heroine in the musical The King and I. The cemetery is laid out like a landscape garden and is perfect for the Goth-historically interested.