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Cemetery tours

Cemetery tours

Mounties and ministers, cowboys and cooks, prohibitionists and politicians!

Join volunteer tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities and events that shaped the vibrant city Calgary is today. From May through October, The City tells their fascinating stories through free guided walking tours of Calgary's historic Burnsland Cemetery, St Mary's Cemetery, and Union Cemetery.

Check back in spring of 2020 for the list of tour dates.

Tour information

Tours are FREE and start promptly at 2 p.m. (weather permitting).

Note: Cemetery Tours are not wheelchair or stroller accessible and are best suited for ages nine and up. Pets are not permitted. For more information on our historical cemetery walking tours call the Cemetery office at 403-221-3660 or email

For updates on tour cancellations due to weather, please contact 311.

Volunteer tour guides

Interested in leading a cemetery tour? Contact us for more information.

Register to Volunteer 

These sites are deemed historically significant to Calgary

The Calgary Heritage Authority has deemed Union Cemetery, Burnsland Cemetery and St. Mary's Cemetery to be historically significant cultural landscapes that played an important part in the settlement and establishment of Calgary as a city. If you would like more information about these historic cemeteries; or to discover some of the important people buried there, visit our pages on Union Cemetery history, Burnsland Cemetery history, Queen's Park Cemetery history, The Chinese Cemetery history and St. Mary's Cemetery history.