Cemeteries

The RDOS is responsible for the administration and operation of two cemeteries within the Regional District.

Naramata Cemetery, located at 3315 Bartlett Road, Naramata

Okanagan Falls Cemetery, located at 1400 Maple Street, Okanagan Falls

These cemeteries are open to the public and have no denominational restrictions or other requirements. Plot reservation must be secured through a Right of Interment (Plot Reservation License) form.

Naramata Cemetery Right of Interment form

Okanagan Falls Cemetery Right of Interment form

Hours of Operation and Contact Information

The cemetery grounds are open to visitors during daylight hours. Staff can be reached between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, at 250-492-0237 or info@rdos.bc.ca

Naramata Cemetery

The Naramata Cemetery Bylaw outlines the operation and management of the grounds, in accordance with the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act. Grounds keeping and interments are managed by the Regional District.

The Naramata Cemetery Map provides detailed information on available plots, occupied plots and reserved plots.

Burial Options and Grave Site Etiquette

The Naramata Cemetery offers burial plots, cremation plots and a scattering garden. Memorial markers are not available through the Regional District, although they are placed by the RDOS for a fee.

While visitors are welcome to adorn grave sites with flowers and other small decorative items, no other improvements are permitted on grave sites or other cemetery facilities. Items left at grave sites will be removed by RDOS staff when their condition becomes detrimental to the general appearance of the Cemetery.

Tranquility Scattering Garden

The Tranquility Garden within the Naramata Cemetery provides an opportunity to scatter cremated remains in a natural setting with pathways, benches and a reflection space, in a naturally landscaped section of the grounds.

A memorial monument has been set up in the garden for those that may wish to install a bronze plaque to commemorate their loved one. Plaques must be ordered and installed by the RDOS. 

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Okanagan Falls Cemetery

The current Okanagan Falls Cemetery Bylaw remains in effect until such time as the bylaw is repealed and replaced by the Regional District.