The City of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery has been providing interment space for more than 100 years. The cemetery’s rules have always allowed for many elements of what is now referred to as “green burial”.
In addition to no requirements for outer containers or vaults, the cemetery continues to be one of the only cemeteries that offers families opportunities for multi-generational use of graves for casket burial – a practice that not only has “green” elements but is a significant factor to the overall sustainability of the city’s only cemetery.
A recent renovation of a portion of the cemetery has resulted in more than 2,000 new spaces for cremated remains, new buildings and facilities and opportunities for artists to display their funerary items. This is only the beginning of the new future for Mountain View Cemetery.