Holy Rosary Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, commonly known as Holy Rosary Cathedral, is a late 19th-century French Gothic revival church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. The construction of the cathedral began in 1899 on the site of an earlier church by the same name. It opened on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1900, was blessed the day after. The church was then elevated to the status of cathedral in 1916 and was consecrated in 1953. The style has been described as resembling the medieval Chartres Cathedral in France. It is listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register and is a legally protected building.