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Westbank Cemetery
3200 Elliot Road
West Kelowna, BC
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The Westbank Cemetery, located at 3200 Elliot Road, was established in 1925. The cemetery is the traditional resting place for community families and pioneers.

The cemetery is 8.2 acres in size. At present, the facility is a dry cemetery with no vegetation. The District of West Kelowna will be investing in Westbank Cemetery Improvements Phase 1 to transform the site into a more park-like setting. More than 3,500 shrubs and trees will be planted throughout the cemetery in 2014.

The Cemetery Department can provide information on:

  • Plot sales;
  • Columbarium and mausoleum sales;
  • Interment arrangements; and,
  • Memorial marker installations

WHAT'S NEW

Columbaria and mausoleums were installed in the Westbank Cemetery Garden in fall 2013.

On February 25, 2014 Council adopted the Westbank Cemetery Bylaw including new fees and charges, and permitting sales of the columbaria and mausoleums.

For sales information, please call: 778-797-8875.

BACKGROUND - CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

On October 23, 2012, Council approved $300,000 in capital spending for the construction of mausoleums, columbaria, bases and wheelchair ramps as part of the District of West Kelowna's Westbank Cemetery Strategy. To read the October 23, 2012 report to Council, please click here.

The District of West Kelowna will construct up to three mausoleums and up to three columbaria for sale to the public. Revenue generated will be put directly towards cemetery improvements and capital construction. Future plans include improving the landscaping of the cemetery, creating a green cemetery. Council directed that staff borrow the $300,000 from Reserves for Future Expenditures for this work.

Staff held a public meeting on October 1, 2012, attended by 43 people. A survey was made available at the meeting and on the municipality's website. A total of 116 surveys were submitted with interest shown for the purchase of columbarium niches and mausoleum crypts.

On September 4, 2012 Council directed staff to proceed with the implementation of a Westbank Cemetery Strategy, which would outline the District of West Kelowna's plans for a graduated improvement of the cemetery. To view the report to Council and plans for the creation of the Westbank Cemetery Strategy, please click here.

HOW DO I GET TO THE CEMETERY?

  • Traveling From Kelowna: Proceed south on Highway 97 over the William R. Bennett Bridge and continue for approximately 11 kilometres to Elliot Rd.; turn right on Elliot Road and travel for one kilometre; stay left around first sharp curve and continue on Elliot Road for another one kilometre until the second sharp corner. The cemetery is located near the top of the curve. Access the cemetery via a driveway on the left.
  • Traveling From Peachland or Coquihalla Connector: Proceed north on Highway 97 past/from the Coquihalla Connector Interchange. From the interchange exit point continue north on Highway 97 approximately 4 kilometres until you reach Elliot Road; turn right on Elliot Road. Directions are now same as above.

CONTACT US

To book an appointment, please call the Cemetery Department at:

Phone Icon 778-797-8875
Email Icon operations@districtofwestkelowna.ca

Last updated: 4/15/2014 10:29:21 AM