Cemetery Services & Memorial Plaques

Cemetery Services

The Canmore Cemetery is located on Palliser Trail. 

The Cemetery has plots available for in ground interments and a Columbarium. A Columbarium is an above ground granite structure which allows for the placement of cremated remains in a niche. Each niche is capable of holding two urns.

There are two Field of Honour sections. We are now selling plots in our newest section, West Section H.

Our historic section is untouched and dates back to the early 1800s. It is located behind the Columbarium. It is open to the public.

For any inquiries please contact: Parks/Cemetery Coordinator at 403.678.1599 or cemetery@canmore.ca

Columbarium at Full Capacity

Our Columbarium has reached its maximum capacity. As a result, we regret to inform you that we are unable to accept any new applicants until the completion of our new Columbarium, scheduled for mid-late 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding during this time. We will update this page regarding the availability of new applications once the new Columbarium is in place.

To view the fee information for cemetery services 

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Memorial Plaque Program

  • The applicant will purchase a plaque that will be installed onto an existing or new Town owned bench or picnic table. It will be clear there is no ownership of the bench or table as well as the plaque itself.
  • The term will be for ten years and the opportunity to increase to twenty years for a plaque on a bench or picnic table.
  • Limited to two plaques per bench or picnic table, intended for a family, if more plaques are requested, a new application must be submitted.
  • The costs are as follows:
    • Bench (10-year term): $3,050
    • Bench (20-year term): $5,500
    • Picnic Table (10-year term): $3,650
    • Picnic Table (20-year term): $6,750
    • Additional Plaque $500
  • Applicant will choose a location and asset type based on what is available at that time.

Please see the application form for review and for further details on the Memorial Plaque Program. This document is for reference only and may not be submitted. 

Appliy for the 2023 Program 

Applications for the 2023 program are closed.

Applications open each year on the first Monday in October. A total of 15 applications will be accepted each year on a first-come, first-served basis


Please refer to the map below to see locations and photos of benches and picnic tables. You can move the map and click on a picnic table or bench to bring up photos and the unique number of the picnic table or bench or click on the layer icon to toggle between available/non-available Picnic Tables and Benches. The arrows along the top of the map will allow you to browse the locations sequentially.