COVID-19 Updates

 

To learn more about closures and our response to COVID-19, and for updates on District operations, visit westvancouver.ca/covid.

 

Cemetery

COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated: January 29, 2021

Graveside gatherings are now limited to a maximum of 10 people, including the officiant. There are no exceptions.

This is an order from the Provincial Health Officer and you and your funeral provider must comply with the limit of 10 attendees, with no exceptions. If the limit of 10 is not observed, a Bylaw Officer will be notified. 

For more information about the order, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19

Burial arrangements

  • Please contact Capilano View Cemetery at 604-925-7007 to arrange a burial between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • All arrangements should be made by appointment over the phone. It is currently not possible to make arrangements in the office due to COVID-19.

Please have the following information available to help us arrange an interment:

  • your name, address, and phone number
  • your relationship to the deceased person
  • the full legal name of the deceased person
  • the last address of the deceased person
  • date and place of birth of the deceased person
  • date and place of death of the deceased person
  • the name of the funeral home you have chosen
  • date and time you would like for the service 

Interment services are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Having more than one date option will help with finding a time to suit your preferences.

Limit on number of guests 

  • If more than 10 people are present, you will be asked to disperse so the service can proceed. If this does not happen, a Bylaw Officer will be notified. Staff will leave the area and not proceed with the burial until it is resolved. New arrangements may need to be made on a different day, at additional cost. 
  • For contact tracing purposes, you or your funeral provider  are required to keep a list of all attendees, including name and phone number, at a graveside gathering.
  • A hand sanitizer station is required. All attendees must keep a two-metre distance from each other.
  • If someone is speaking as part of the graveside service, they must be at least three metres from others.
  • Staff will use barricades to cordon off the grave and area where they are working. Please respect these barricades.
  • Please leave the cemetery immediately after the graveside service is complete. The services finishes when the casket is lowered to ground level. Staff will complete the burial once the gathering is dispersed.
  • If you wish to witness the completion, please move well away from the burial site, maintaining physical distancing, so that staff may complete their work.

Thank you for doing your part

  • Please stay home if you are sick. 
  • Keep two metres apart at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently. 

If you have any questions, please contact Capilano View Cemetery at 604-925-7007.



About Capilano View Cemetery

Capilano View offers a variety of interment options including full casket burial, burial of cremated remains and above-ground columbaria niches.

Since 1926, the Capilano View Cemetery has offered the residents of West Vancouver a tranquil place of beauty and history to remember and reflect.

A seating area including an ornamental water basin and table for preparing flowers and holding small gatherings is now open for use on the north-west corner of the Birch Area of the cemetery. We hope you will enjoy the view!

Residency & Rates

Plots for West Vancouver residents are sold at a lower rate than for non-residents. Residency is based on where the person for whom the lot is being purchased lives at the time of purchase. More Information

In-ground Interment Options

An interment is the burial of a deceased person in a full casket, or the burial of cremated remains in an in-ground plot. More Information

Above Ground Columbaria Niche

Inurnment is the setting of cremated remains in an above-ground structure called a columbaria niche. It takes approximately 7-10 days for a columbaria niche front to be engraved and delivered. More Information

Memorial Markers

All markers (headstone) require a permit. Most memorial marker companies will apply for the setting permit and add the fee to the cost of the marker and bill the client directly. More Information

Flowers

Cut flowers or potted plants that fit into a supplied 4” container may be placed on a grave or a columbaria niche. Artificial flowers may be placed in the 4” flower containers from November 1 to March 31. More Information

Contact

1490 3rd Street, West Vancouver, BC V7S 2Y2

Directions

Cemetery Plan

The cemetery is open daily, from dawn to dusk.

Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day.

Washrooms are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the District has increased the frequency of cleaning in public washrooms.

Capilano View Cemetery arrangements are now done over the phone. You may see us in the office, but due to COVID-19, we are not scheduling in-person appointments.

For general information or to arrange an interment, call 604-925-7007, between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Cemetery Bus

A bus leaves 25th Street & Marine on the second Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. and picks up at all regular stops to Park Royal.

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