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Planning

Planning

Whether you are planning for the future or have experienced a recent loss, there are many things to consider and decisions to make. We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed and can offer information about arranging for cemetery options and final memorialization.

Begin by choosing between a casket burial or cremation to help narrow your decisions and take things one step at a time.

Casket burials


We offer a variety of burial interment options. It is a final resting place, a place to visit, reflect, and to cherish memories. Burial plot options such as upright or flat marker spaces and crypts are available in Queen's Park Cemetery and the Mausoleum.

Although the largest selection is within the new Prairie Sky Cemetery (opening summer of 2021) and Queen’s Park Cemetery, other City cemeteries do have burial lots that become available.

Learn about our casket burial options.

Cremation interments


For those exploring cremation, we offer a variety of options such as columbariums, cremation scattering, ossuaries or interment within a plot. Options are available at Union, St. Mary's, Queen’s Park and the new Prairie Sky cemeteries as well as within the Queen’s Park Mausoleum.

Learn about our cremation interment options.

Pre-purchased plots, products or services


It is common for loved ones to make end-of-life arrangements prior to their passing. These arrangements could include pre-purchased plots, crypt spaces or cremation urns. If your loved one has passed and you are ready to advance their vision, please book an appointment at our Queen’s Park Cemetery Administration Offices so our staff can help you with next steps.

If you are the executor, or person in line of authority for your loved one, you may have received a package with details of any pre-purchased products. Be sure to read this information package in advance of your appointment. Important details will be included, like final disposition choices of burial or cremation, interment fees and any documentation required at your appointment.  

When to contact a licensed funeral home


We also work closely with licensed funeral homes. Among other things, funeral homes can help:

  • hold and transport a body
  • obtain a death certificate
  • arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service
  • prepare the obituary
  • help notify the deceased's employer, attorney, insurance company and banks
  • offer grief support or direct you to other resources

Be sure to speak with your funeral home director about the information you see on our website.

Contact us


For additional information or to book an appointment with our team call or email.

Phone:

403-221-3660

Email:

CalgaryCemeteries@calgary.ca

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:30 pm