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The Municipal Cemeteries Branch
scenic shot of Brookside Cemetetry

About The Municipal Cemeteries Branch

Vision: To be the citizen's first choice provider of interment (burial) services in Winnipeg. We provide an affordable, high quality, and caring community service that ensures access to and choice of services for all.

The Municipal Cemeteries Branch provides dignified interment services and maintains three City-owned cemeteries: Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona.

We offer a range of products and services to ensure that everyone has access to their choice of a dignified interment.

Our services include:

  • Traditional and cremated remains interment (burial)
  • Memorialization options: plaques, benches, and tree donations
  • Perpetual maintenance of all cemetery grounds

Contact our Customer Service Advisors for more information or to make an appointment to discuss the right interment option for you and your family.

Our History
The Municipal Cemeteries Branch has provided interment services since 1878, beginning with the opening of Brookside Cemetery, home to one of Canada's oldest and largest Military Fields of Honour.

The St. Vital Cemetery and Transcona Cemetery were opened by their respective municipalities, and operation of the two cemeteries was transferred to the Municipal Cemeteries Branch in 1978.

Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund
Perpetual maintenance of the grounds, lots/plots, niches and cremation gardens is provided to all owners. We invest a percentage of the purchase price of all cemetery property in the Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund to ensure funds will always be available to maintain all three cemeteries.

Pre-Planning
In addition to affordable prices, we allow for the purchase of a new interment property to be made interest free over a period of up to one year.

Last update: September 18, 2019
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