Cemetery Services

Bowen Road Cemetery

555 Bowen Road

Townsite/Chinese Cemetery

1598 Townsite Road

Wellington Cemetery

4700 Ledgerwood Road

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.

Available plots

Currently there are only plots available in the Chinese Cemetery and they are sold at the time of need.

Marker responsibility

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.

Additional information

Cemetery Q&A
Cemetery Bylaw and Charges

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Cemetery Information 411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Last updated: July 31, 2023

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