The Cross atop Mount Royal

Public art
Religious heritage
Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount

Erected in 1924, the cross atop Mount Royal commemorates January 6, 1643, when Maisonneuve, Montréal's founder, kept his promise to carry a wooden cross to the summit of Mount Royal if the young colony survived flooding. Today, the cross stands 30 metres (98 feet) high and when lit, can be seen from miles away.

 

The Cross atop Mount Royal
From East, via Camillien-Houde Parkway
From West, via Remembrance Road
Montréal, QC

Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount
Moments nearby