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WHERE THE ROCKIES GUARD YOUR BELOVED MEMORIES Prairie Sky Cemetery

Located to the east side of Ralph Klein Park, Prairie Sky Cemetery offers an unblocked view of the Rocky Mountains. The cemetery is nestled into a peaceful, rural Albertan setting, full of natural beauty with its quaint gravel roads and rolling foothills.

It’s the first new cemetery built by The City since Queen’s Park Cemetery opened in 1940.

Prairie Sky features:

  • The largest selection of new in-ground and cremation plots, including Calgary’s first option for green burials.
  • A Chinese garden
  • A new columbarium and scattering garden for cremated remains.

Green burials

Green burials are a new offering at Prairie Sky Cemetery. They are designed to reduce environmental impact and ensure a legacy of protecting the land where those who passed are laid to rest.

Learn more about green burials

Memorial celebrations and reception services

Prairie Sky cemetery is situated next to Ralph Klein Park Environmental Education Centre, offering a view to peaceful wetlands and a venue with stunning architecture for non-casket, memorial celebrations and reception services.

To book a memorial celebration or reception at Ralph Klein Park Environmental Education Centre, please contact us at: parksvenues@calgary.ca

Visitor information

Address: 12800 100 St. S.E., T3S 0A7

Hours: Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset 

Map: Prairie Sky Cemetery map

For administration office information visit our contact page.

Cemetery features

Space availability: A wide variety of in-ground burial and cremation burial plots are available at the new Prairie Sky Cemetery.

Features and special areas:

  • In-ground burial plots
  • In-ground cremation burial plots
  • Columbaria for cremated remains
  • Prairie Sky cemetery offers several sections to accommodate different preferences including a Chinese Garden and Calgary’s first green burial area

Physical area: 65.3 hectares

Number of burials: not available

Prairie Sky Cemetery Administration Building

Construction starting soon!

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Burial plot: A traditional burial plot can accommodate two caskets and up to ten urns with cremated remains.

Cremation plot: Similar to a burial plot, but smaller, allows clients to inter up to four urns with cremated remains.

Photo: From Prairie Sky Cemetery

 


Columbarium: An outdoors structure that hold urns with cremated remains in individual niches. Some niches can hold multiple urns from other family members.

The deceased’s name and dates of birth and death can be inscribed on the niche door.

Photo: From Prairie Sky Cemetery
 


Scattering Garden: A communal garden, within the cemetery’s premises, where ashes from loved ones can be scattered.

Our scattering garden service offers the possibility to add a plaque with a name and a short epitaph in a communal memorial wall located nearby.

Photo: From Prairie Sky Cemetery


Pre-planning

It’s common for people to make end-of-life arrangements prior to their passing, including pre-purchase plots, crypt spaces or cremation urns.

Advantages of pre-planning

  • Pre-planning is an act of love because it means your friends and family will not need to make last-minute decisions at an already stressful and emotional time.
  • It also relieves your friends and family of the financial burden of paying for your final arrangements.
  • Your family will know exactly what to do, ensuring that the funeral services are provided according to your wishes, preferences and beliefs.
  • Like most other products, cemetery plots, niches and crypts increase in price over time, so pre-purchasing can help you save money in the future.
  • If you change your mind after pre-purchasing, and decide to rest in a different cemetery or go through a different funeral process, you can always sell your plot, niche or crypt.

For more information, call 403-221-3660 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

History

Prairie Sky Cemetery is the first new cemetery built by The City since 1940, when Queen’s Park Cemetery opened in Calgary’s northwest.

Phase one of the new cemetery opened in summer 2021 and is envisioned to be a contemporary public space that offers Calgarians a peaceful place to lay their loved ones to rest, pay their respects and connect with nature. The natural setting and rolling fields of the cemetery provide beautiful views of the mountains to the west. Traditional offerings of upright monument and flat marker graves are available, along with Calgary’s first green burial section. Green burial offers the opportunity for a natural burial without the use of embalming, concrete liners, and other non-biodegradable materials. Cremation offerings include ground burial, scattering and columbarium placement.

Prairie Sky Cemetery gallery


Contact

For more information email calgarycemeteries@calgary.ca or call 403-221-3660. Queen's Park Cemetery administration building office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prairie Sky Cemetery administration building office hours are by appointment only.

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