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Burnsland Cemetery history

Burnsland Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice
Cross of Sacrifice, Burnsland Cemetery

In 1923, Calgary was well on its way to becoming a major western centre, and the existing Union Cemetery was running short of space, so new burial land was opened at 27 Avenue and Spiller Road S.E.

This new cemetery was called Burnsland Cemetery. There are about 22,100 graves here, and most of the city's World War I war veterans are buried at this location. The Calgary Heritage Authority deemed Burnsland Cemetery to be a historically significant cultural landscape that played an important part in the settlement and establishment of Calgary as a city.

If you are interested in finding out more about Burnsland Cemetery’s history please join us for one of our historical summer tours.