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St. Mary's Cemetery

Due to Covid-19​, the followed events are cancelled for 2020:

Location: Erlton St. & 31 Ave. S.W.
Date Established: 1897 - view history
Physical Area: ​7.1 hectares
Hours: ​Cemetery grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset
Number of burials: 15,000 including many Calgary founders and pioneers​
Space Availability: ​Cremation plots are available. For burial plot availability, please call 403-221-3660.
Cemetery Map: St. Mary's Cemetery Map
Cemetery Tours: ​St. Mary's, Union, Burnsland Cemeteries have FREE historical walking tours every summer.
Special Events: Mother's Day and Father's Day
Other City Cemeteries: Burnsland, Queen's Park, Union and Chinese


  • In-ground burial plots
  • In-ground cremation plots
  • Memorial cross
  • New Columbarium Garden
  • Historical walking tours


St. Mary's Cemetery history dates back to 1897 when it was established as one of the city's first Catholic cemeteries, and today many important founders and pioneers of Calgary are buried there. The Calgary Heritage Authority has 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 St. Mary's Cemetery 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 Mums for Moms, and Father's Day Daisies for Dad as a loving remembrance.

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 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.