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What are the Cemetery hours of operation?
The Cemetery is open to the public daily.  A caretaker is onsite from 8 am – 4 pm daily excluding statutory holidays.  Visitors are welcome during the following hours.

  • September 7 to April 7 from 8am - 4pm
  • April 8 to September 6 from 8am - 8pm

Please note that the gates are locked at closing times. Visitors are responsible for removing their vehicles from the Cemetery before closing.

How do I search for my loved one in the Cemetery?
You can use our online North Vancouver Cemetery search service to locate a loved one. If you have difficulty with your search, please contact the Cemetery Services Coordinator at 604-983-7351.

I can't locate my loved one in the Cemetery database. How do I find out where they are buried?
The BC Archives Genealogy Records Search on the Royal BC Museum website may be helpful in locating information about the deceased.

You can obtain a copy of your loved one's registration records from the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency. This record will give you the information you need to locate your loved one. Please note that death certificates are not the same as registration records. Registration records may contain more information than appears on a certificate.

Can I get a map of the Cemetery?
Click here for a detailed map of the North Vancouver Cemetery.

What burial options does the North Vancouver Cemetery offer?
The North Vancouver Cemetery offers columbarium niches, in-ground cremation space, and in-ground burial space as final resting places.

What is an interment?
An interment is the burial of human remains or cremated remains in a grave, or the placing of cremated remains in a columbarium niche.

How do I schedule an interment?
Please call 604-983-7351 and the Cemetery Services Coordinator will assist you in making the interment arrangements.  The Cemetery requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice calculated from the time that all documents have been completed and fees have been paid.

What will a cemetery lot cost?
Please refer to Schedule A - North Vancouver Cemetery Fees for resident and non-resident fees. Payment for interments must be made in full at the time of scheduling. We accept payment in cash, cheque, money order, Interac, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

How is residency determined?
Fees are based on the residency of the person for whom the lot is being purchased at the time of purchase, not the residency of the purchaser. A resident is a person who was:

  1. An owner, as defined in the Community Charter, of real property within the City or District of North Vancouver within the twelve months immediately preceding the date of death for which proof of residence satisfactory to the City is provided.
  2. A tenant or occupier of real property within the City or District of North Vancouver for at least twelve months within the twelve months immediately preceding the date of death and for which proof of residency satisfactory to the City is provided.
  3. A former resident is a person who has resided in the City or District of North Vancouver for a continuous period of at least ten consecutive years.

I have a full burial lot but my spouse wants to be cremated. Can we share a lot?
Yes, an adult single depth lot may hold one casket burial and four interments of cremated remains.

May I make the necessary arrangements in advance?
The right of interment for an in-ground lot can only be purchased when a loved one has passed away and the interment arrangements are made. However, you may purchase the right of interment for a columbarium niche at any time.

What happens if I bought a lot but want to sell it back to the City?
The right holder for a lot must give written notice to the City for intent to cancel the right of interment for an unoccupied lot. For specific details about the refund amount, please see the current Cemetery Fee Schedule or contact the Cemetery Services Coordinator at 604-983-7351.

Is your office located at the Cemetery?
Our office is not located at the Cemetery. If you would like to meet with the Cemetery Services Coordinator, please call 604-983-7351 to schedule an appointment. We are located in the North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street (Lonsdale and 14th Street).

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