Ottawa's Notre Dame Cemetery: Sacred space, social space and a 'lieu de mémoire' (place of memory)
The walk will be conducted in the older sections of the cemetery, near Montreal Road and St. Laurent Boulevard, moving on to the centre of the cemetery, then returning to the entrance. The guided tour will comment on and help you discover the conceptional elements that characterize this religious, cultural, historical, and environmental heritage space. Participants will undoubtedly recognize the names of famous figures who are buried here.
In addition to stops at monuments, mausoleums, and a columbarium, visitors can also observe the natural habitat of small wildlife and the trees and shrubs that shelter them.