With its roots dating back to the Anglican Church cemetery that started in 1853, Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery now pays tribute to the many different ethnic communities whose pioneer spirit built our city. KMPC offers a variety of memorial options, whether you are pre-planning or at need.
Choosing a space at the municipal cemetery ensures your family and friends will always have a place to visit you. The first step in joining our community starts here.
Please contact us when you are ready to schedule a service with the Cemetery. Whether it is a full burial or placing an urn in a niche, we are happy to assist with the process. The Cemetery Administration Office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no sales after 3 p.m.).
Quarried from Canadian stone, the niches at Legacy Gardens provide two options. You can choose a Companion Niche that can hold up to two urns or a Family Niche that can hold up to four urns.
Behind the engraved shutters, the niches are made from solid aluminum. The construction of the Legacy Gardens niches will ensure a serene and secure final resting place.
KMPC offers two choices for the burial of cremated remains. Companion Lots can hold up to two urns, while Family Lots have the capacity to hold up to six urns.
Each urn is placed in a liner to ensure the integrity of the burial while the grassed lots allow for a flat memorial marker that is placed flush with the ground.
Check with our office to find out the location of the currently available lots.
While taking a stroll through the garden at our Promontory Green, ashes can be scattered amongst the trees and flowers. On each side of the garden, there is a memorial wall that provides an additional option to have a bronze plaque mounted after the scattering. The choice is yours.
KMPC is fortunate to offer the community the opportunity to scatter ashes anywhere along the nature trail at the foot of Dilworth Mountain. This beautiful, natural area offers views of the forest and the city at the southern trailhead. You’ll also find the option to memorialize the scattering with a bronze plaque mounted to one of the stone pillars that welcome you to the trail.
Honoring the rich history of our valley, the apple tree or grapevine engravings welcome you the Legacy Gardens Mausolea. Single crypts that are fronted with granite and memorialized with a bronze plate, the Legacy Garden Mausolea are a special place for interments at KMPC. Family and friends will enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and city while they sit on the garden benches when visiting the mausolea.
KMPC’s in ground lawn crypts provide families with a generational option. You can purchase a crypt for a single burial or add another burial and even two more urns for cremated remains above the crypt. These lots have a cement crypt already placed in the ground that hold up to two caskets. Pick a lot in a row with a spot for a flat marker or an upright marker. You can see the lawn crypt area on your way in to visit the onsite cemetery office.
Showcase lots with private and semi-private options accommodating up to 20 family members with a variety of traditional burial and cremated remains interment options. Each 4 x 4.5 metre estate is surrounded by custom fencing, a granite bench, landscaping and a cement foundation to hold a large memorial monument. Over time, the estates offer a wonderful value in reserving a spot for generations to come. Currently, only semi-private estates remain available.
The Brevity Memorial is dedicated to children whose lives were cut short, as symbolized by the life-size bronze statue of two children playing atop a tree stump. The plaza includes memorial walls to which names of deceased children and/or siblings are added as part of an annual ceremony.
The memorial is a joint project between the Cemetery and the Kelowna chapter of the Compassionate Friends, an organization dedicated to bereaved parents and family members. The Brevity Memorial received first place in the International Cemetery and Funeral Association’s 2004 “Keeping it Personal” awards.