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Tourists visiting the National Capital Region often visit its cemeteries to see the graves of notable people. Many of the early settlers of Bytown and Ottawa and important Canadian figures, including many French-Canadians, are buried in its largest cemeteries, Notre Dame and Beechwood.

Notre Dame Cemetery (1872)
The cemetery is located at 455 Montreal Road, near St. Laurent Boulevard. Opened in 1872, this Roman Catholic cemetery contains nearly 124,000 graves (2009). Almost 90% of these are the graves of Canadians of French, Iri...More

Beechwood (1873)
This cemetery, on Beechwood Avenue, was opened in 1873 and today is one of the country’s most beautiful, occupying a 160-acre, wooded site. Once seen as Anglo-Protestant, over time it has become Ottawa’s primary multicul...More