Finding a relative
If you are unsure where your loved one has been laid to rest, you can submit a Genealogy Research Request.
Making arrangements for burial
Funeral homes generally make burial arrangements. If you are not organizing the burial through a funeral home, please contact us. We require a minimum of three business days to schedule an interment into a Nanaimo Cemetery. Please see the required Cemetery Forms.
Currently there are only plots available in the Chinese Cemetery and they are sold at the time of need.
Markers are the family’s responsibility. Families must arrange for installation, repairs, and addition of names. This work must be completed by an approved monument company.
Please contact us if you would like a list of approved monument companies.
General cemetery information
- Cemeteries are open every day from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Staff is not regularly available at the cemeteries. Please contact our office with any questions by phone or email.
- Maps of relatives' graves are available to assist in locating burial sites. Please submit a Genealogy Research Request.
- No pets are allowed in cemeteries.
- Fresh flowers may be placed at the cemetery throughout the year and artificial flowers are permitted September 30 to May 1 only.
Cemetery Bylaw and Charges