The City of Prince George by-laws do not permit the scattering of cremated remains (also known as "cremains") within the city limits. As long as it is permitted by other local regulations, your cremated remains can be scattered in a place that is meaningful to you.
Once scattered, cremated remains can't easily be recollected; this is an important decision requiring careful consideration. Having your remains placed, interred or scattered on a cemetery's grounds ensures that future generations will have a place to go to remember. If remains are scattered somewhere outside the cemetery, many cemeteries will allow you to place a memorial of some type on the cemetery grounds, so survivors have a place to visit that will always be maintained and preserved.
Scattering your cremains can present difficulties for your surviving loved ones. Some people may find it hard to simply pour the mortal remains of a loved one out onto the ground or into the sea. If you wish to be scattered somewhere, it is important to discuss your wishes ahead of time with the person or persons who will actually have to do the scattering.
Another issue with scattering cremains can occur when the remains are disposed of in an anonymous, unmarked or public place. Access to the area may be restricted for some reason in the future, undeveloped land may be developed or other conditions may arise that could make it difficult for your survivors to visit the site to remember you. Even if your cremated remains are scattered in your backyard, what happens if your survivors relocate sometime in the future?