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

The City of Red Deer will see minimal

February 26, 2021

Based on the Provincial budget released yesterday, The City is confident that there will be minimal short-term impacts to the approved City budgets.

South bank trail closure

February 26, 2021

Starting Friday, March 5, a portion of the south bank trail from Taylor Drive to CPR Pedestrian Bridge, adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant, will close temporarily for construction.

Changes to Land Use Bylaw

February 25, 2021

At Monday’s meeting, Council will consider an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw and a site exception to consider continuation of the temporary shelter in Cannery Row.