FAQ | Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery | Montreal

Frequently asked questions

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Can I visit the Cemetery outside of opening hours?

It is forbidden to walk in the Cemetery outside of the opening hours. Please consult the Contact & Hours tab for more information. 

Can I throw away my garbage in the Cemetery?

It is strictly forbidden to throw away any garbage in the Cemetery. We care about the environment and the well being of the species living on site. We ask everyone who visits our site to kindly help us preserve the fauna and flora of Mount Royal by bringing back everything with you and by not leaving any garbage behind. This will help us in our mission to Leave No Trace.

Can I plant flowers or a small bush nat the base of a tombstone?

You may plant perennials and seasonal flowers as long as the dimensions on a lot do not exceed the width of the base of the monument and 24 inches in depth.

Exception : For lots larger than 90 square feet, the depth may be up to 32 inches maximum.

Can I walk my dog at the Cemetery?

It is forbidden to walk or visit the Cemetery with any pet, including dogs. 

May I place flowers on my beloved's niche in a mausoleum ?

A bouquet of natural flowers is permitted at the foot of a crypt or a niche only on the following holidays (except for the Ste-Marguerite d'Youville Mausoleum):

  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • All Saints' Day
  • Christmas

These natural flowers are permitted fifteen (15) days before and no later than seven (7) days after the holiday. The Fabrique’s personnel will remove all flowers, inclu- ding the vases, after that time limit.

Exception : This article does not apply to the Ste-Marguerite d'Youville Mausoleum, where flowers on the ground are prohibited at all times.