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Union Cemetery

Location: Cemetery Rd & Spiller Rd. S.E.
Date Established: 1890 View history
Physical Area: ​19.1 hectares
Hours: ​Cemetery is open daily from sunrise to sunset
Number of burials: 21,200 including many Calgary founders and pioneers​
Space Availability: ​Please call 403-221-3660 for available space
Cemetery Map: Union Cemetery Map
Cemetery Tours: ​Union, Burnsland and St. Mary's Cemeteries have FREE historical walking tours every summer.
Special Events: Mother's Day and Father's Day
Other City Cemeteries: Burnsland, Chinese, Queen's Park and St. Mary's​
Cross in Union Cemetery
 

Features

  • Military Field of Honour
  • In-ground burial plots
  • Cremation burial plots
  • Historical walking tours
  • Scattering garden
  • Memorial wall
  • Columbarium

History

Calgary's public cemetery history started in 1885 when Calgary's first Protestant cemetery was established where Shaganappi golf course is today. In 1890 Union Cemetery opened in its current location to replace the cemetery at Shaganappi Point. The Calgary Heritage Authority deemed the cemetery to be a historically significant cultural landscape that played an important part in the settlement and establishment of Calgary as a city. For more information on Union Cemetery's history or about the people that are buried there, please join one of the summer historical tours.

Special events

The City of Calgary helps citizens honour loved ones at Union Cemetery through several annual special events including Mother's Day, and Father's Day.

How can we help you?

In addition to providing the final resting place for your loved one, Calgary Cemeteries can provide you with a large selection of affordable products and services including:

Our knowledgeable staff have over 100 years of cemetery experience and can help you choose the best options to suit your needs. Please contact us for more information.

Want to locate a loved one's gravesite?

To find the location of a loved one's gravesite, please call 403-221-3660 or email Calgary Cemeteries.

For more information:

Call: 403-221-3660

Visit: Cemetery Administration Office
Queen's Park Cemetery, 3219 4 St. N.W.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.