Cemetery Services

The City of Red Deer owns and operates two cemeteries: The Red Deer Cemetery, located on 55 Street, north of Michener Centre; and the Alto Reste Cemetery located 3.6 km east of 30 Avenue on Highway 11.

Cemetery with flowers

General Hours of Operation

Office hours: Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Office located at Alto Reste Cemetery
Cemetery hours: Open from sunrise to sunset each day

Main Contact Information

Main phone line: 403-342-8303
Email: cemeteryservices@reddeer.ca 
Red Deer Cemetery (map)

Alto Reste Cemetery (map)

City Provided Services

The City of Red Deer offers a number of choices for traditional or cremation burials as each person has different needs and wishes. When considering a burial site, it is a good idea to talk with family members about the possibility of future burials for either the spouse or other family. Additional lots can be pre-purchased and reserved for future use.

 The Cemetery Services Office can provide the following information:

  • Regarding at time of need and pre-need purchases of burial lot(s) or columbarium niche(s) and other cemetery products
  • Guidance on types of lots available and the restrictions in each Garden or Section of the cemeteries.
  • Provide the location of gravesites to families, genealogical researchers, funeral homes and
    memorialization professionals
  • Provide information on monument restrictions specific to a lot or other areas of the cemetery
  • Allowances on tributes left on gravesites
  • Possible memorialization of benches within the City trails, parks and playgrounds and cemetery

On-leash animals are permitted onto cemetery grounds if accompanied by an adult.

The City of Red Deer is a member of the Western Canada Cemetery Association.

News & Notices

Public Hearing for interim shelter site

May 13, 2021

Council is seeking public feedback on the Land Use Bylaw amendment that would allow the interim shelter to continue operating at its current location until May 31, 2022.

Registration for summer programming

May 12, 2021

The City of Red Deer has been working hard to plan for the eventual return of modified summer programming amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.