The Memorial Park Mausoleum offers indoor cemetery options for full casket entombments and cremation niches in an environment that is sheltered from the elements. The 3,108 square-foot Mausoleum can hold 100 crypts and 1326 niches and is open to the public from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
Crypt and niche owners may access the Mausoleum year-round, Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 8:00pm with the use of an access card. Access Cards may be obtained from the Administration Office.
Crypt and niche prices vary according to size and location. For more information on mausoleum services and pre-purchase options, contact the Cemetery Administration:
Green Burials and Private Columbaria
Green burials are an environmentally sensitive practise where the body is returned to the earth to decompose naturally and contribute to new life. The body is prepared for burial without embalming and is buried in a biodegradable container or shroud.
A communal memorial built from stone will be placed within the Green Burial section with room for a simple inscription to record the names of the persons buried in the area.
For more information, contact the Cemetery Administration:
Making the necessary preparations for future interment provides peace of mind and helps ensure the deceased's wishes are carried out. Pre-planning also presents opportunities to purchase a burial area near loved ones, which may not always be possible at a later date.
In addition, planning ahead is a sound option against the rising cost of cemetery plots, niches and crypts. Interest-free payment plans are available for the purchase of crypts, plots and niches. For additional information, contact Cemetery Administration:
Brochure, Price List, and Forms
Canadian veterans have a section of the Cemetery that is marked by the Veterans' Memorial. Created by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, the monument is made with local stone mined from the McGregor Mountains. The Gardening Angels assisted the Ladies Auxiliary with fundraising and Jay Lazzarin provided the landscape design. Black Mountain Stone supplied the stone and the engraving was completed by E&K Stoneware.
Community Flag Placement
Every year RCMP members, Rocky Mountain Rangers, Scouts, Cubs, and family members visit the Cemetery to place Canadian flags on the graves of veterans and others who served the nation. More than 1,500 flags have been placed to date.
Military Church Parade
In 2011, Prince George hosted its first Military Church Parade since the Second World War. The Parade is now an annual event and involves more than 100 members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Sea Cadets, Air Cadets, Rocky Mountain Rangers, Navy League Cadets and the RCMP.
Military corps historically marched to church on Sundays for a special service to commemorate veterans serving and lost in war. Today, this is a non-denominational event performed by Padre Susan Scott. It involves a blessing of each corps and a prayer for veterans interred in the Cemetery. The Field of Honour flags (commemorating soldiers Canada lost in Afghanistan) line the route.
Chinese Burial Section
When the Prince George Municipal Cemetery opened in 1915, one of the oldest areas of the park was the Chinese Section where many new immigrants were buried. The Monument commemorates the contributions Chinese Canadians made to the community and region.
The Monument was a joint venture between the City of Prince George and the Chinese community. It was supported by the Prince George Chinese Heritage Preservation Committee, the Chinese Freemasons, the Chinese Benevolent Association, Chee Duck Tong, the Chinese Student and Professional Association, the Prince George Canada-China Friendship Association, and many individuals, businesses and other organizations in the city.
Muslim Burial Section
In 2016, the British Columbia Muslim Association purchased fifty-four burial plots from the City of Prince George. Memorial Park Cemetery agreed to set aside section 64 for the exclusive use of the Muslim Community.