Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver’s only cemetery, is as old as the city itself. Made up of 106 acres along Fraser St between 21st Ave and 43rd Ave, it is home to several specialized tours and events throughout the year.
All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery
The 10th annual Night for All Souls is Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The Celebration Hall will be open for tea until 9:00pm and there will be personal memorial making and evening programming throughout the entire memorial week until Sunday, November 2, 2014. Mountain View’s All Souls events are free and include talks, presentations, crafts, and music that explore various traditions and rituals.
Mountain View is the final final resting place of almost 150,000 people, including Vancouver mayors; first responders who died while on active duty; WWI and WWII veterans; Freemasons, Knights of Pythias, and Odd Fellows members; and victims of disasters such as the SS Sophia, Lakeview Tram, and Rogers Pass.
Walking tours are held rain or shine for $10 cash per person. Scheduled tours are promoted on Twitter and this page. For self-guided tours you can download PDF maps online for Self Guided Walk; Interesting Citizens: Vancouver’s Mayors; and Interesting Citizens: Princess Sophia Sinking.