The Northern Rockies is home to several cemeteries, including the Fort Nelson First Nation Cemetery. The Northern Rockies maintains the Fort Nelson Cemetery (staff are not stationed on site) and the Toad River Cemetery is maintained through the work of volunteer residents.

The Fort Nelson Cemetery is made up of ten (10) acres of land, presently containing approximately 700 plots. The Cemetery's location at 7460 Wildflower Drive provides a quiet location with a view, making it a unique place to honour the memories of family and friends.

Options for burials and the interment of cremated remains

Fort Nelson Cemetery has spaces for casket burial, which also allow for the interment of cremated remains. Casket burial lots can accommodate a maximum of four (4) interments, of which a maximum one (1) may be non-cremated remains. Multiple interments must be indicated on the original cemetery license or on the initial interment permit application. Currently, the cemetery does not have a columbarium for the interment of created remains.

Memorial markers

  • Permanent memorial markers are the family's responsibility. The Municipality provides a temporary marker only.
  • Families must arrange for repairs and addition of names. An approved monument company should complete this work.

To purchase a space or arrange for interment, contact the Municipal Office at 250.774.2541. Please refer to Schedule A within the bylaws link below for fee information. * Please note that a minimum of thirty-six hours notice is required for an interment.

*Subject to Cemetery Bylaw