Union Cemetery was established in 1891 as one of Calgary's first Protestant cemeteries. It is located at 28 Ave. and Spiller Rd. S.E. on what is now known as ‘cemetery hill’. It is considered the oldest burial ground in Calgary with many of Calgary's early pioneers and city founders buried here. The cemetery grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Union Cemetery Overview
||28 Ave. and Spiller Rd.|
Union Cemetery location map
||1884 as Shaganappi Point then 1891 at the current location|
||Cemetery is open daily from sunrise to sunset|
|Number of burials:
||21,200 including many Calgary founders and pioneers|
||Please call 403-221-3660 for available space|
||Union Cemetery Map|
||Union, Burnsland and St. Mary's Cemeteries have FREE historical walking tours every summer.|
||Mother's Day and Father's Day|
Union Cemetery amenities
- Military Field of Honour
- In-ground burial plots
- Cremation burial plots
- Historical walking tours
- Scattering garden
- Memorial wall
Union Cemetery history
Union Cemetery's history started in 1884 as Calgary's first Protestant cemetery. It was located where Shaganappi golf course is today, and in 1891 moved to its current location. 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.
Union Cemetery 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, The City of 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 The City of Calgary Cemeteries.