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Town of Inuvik Cemetery

The Town of Inuvik operates one cemetery where families and friends can honour and commemorate their loved ones. As with most places here in Town, the cemetery has its own unique and memorable experience and history, that reflects people from different cultures, religions and traditions. We encourage all residents and visitors to visit this extraordinary place by walking the Boot Lake Trails, cycling, jogging and nature observation.

Inuvik Cemetery features various burial areas, including the Royal Canadian Legion's McInnes Branch Cenotaph that honours Canada's war dead and veterans from World War II, an area for cremated remains and Traditional Burial Plots. It is located just behind the Cenotaph, between the two blue benches.


Contact us during regular working hours to:

 Make Arrangement for a Burial

To arrange a burial please complete the following Online Burial Form (online Submission) or PDF Burial Form (print and submit at the town office). The application must be fully completed and submitted Seventy-two (72) hours before the requested date of interment. It must be accompanied by an original copy of the Death Certificate and an original burial permit. If coming from out of Town, copies of both can be submitted.  


The Original Registration of the Death Certificate can be obtained at:


Vital Statistics

Health Services Administration Office

Department of Health and Social Services

Bag #9

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0


Toll-free: 1-800-661-0830 or Phone: 1-867-777-7400



If you request Local Burial Service please contact

Inuvik Funeral Services

P.O. Box 2164

Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0


Tel: (867) 777-4018 or (867) 777-1015



 Install A Monument 

If you would like to place a monument or marker on a plot, please submit the Monument Permit Application. Please include the dimensions and attach a sketch of the monument. There is no fee for a monument permit.


Your role

  • submit the monument permit application form
  • place the monument within the confines of the plot (self or contractor); see page 5 Part 5 of the Cemetery By-law No. 2047/H&S/02 for dimensions
  • inform the City of the installation date; this must be between June 1 and October 31 or before the first snowfall.
  • maintain the monument and plot


Our role

  • process permit applications in a timely manner
  • provide information and assistance upon request

 Locate a Loved One

 Locate a loved one at the Inuvik Cemetery by using our online database. 

*Please note that the online database is still a work in progress as we hope continually to update it during the summertime when all snow is removed and the plots are visible. 


Inuvik Cemetery Maintenance and Future Plans 

Over the years, the Town of Inuvik has spent over $200,000 to expand and transform the cemetery, with the construction of a new entrance sign, notification board (listing names and location of people buried in the cemetery, new plaques placed on the back of each burial cross bearing the person's name, date of birth and death, new crosses, and new landscaping and drainage features.


 Plot Ornament Policy Reminder 

At the time of internment, flowers and wreaths, adornments, standards, plants, artificial or otherwise may be placed on a plot but may be removed by town staff when their condition is deemed to be detrimental to the general appearance of the Cemetery. 


Although the encourages all forms of adornments at a burial plot, for the safety of our staff and public, all break containers, (glass, plastic, and pottery) will be removed 2 months after internment. Additionally, during our summer maintenance period ornaments and other items will be removed and disposed of as we seek to continue enhancing the cemetery.


For the sake of environmental responsibility, the town encourages the use of natural flowers to reduce the volume of waste going to the landfill.

 Future Plans 

In the near future the town will be working to identify and develop an area for a Scattering Garden, to provide loved ones with a peaceful area where they can choose to A scattering garden is a peaceful area where you can choose to scatter the ashes of your loved ones upon it, allowing those who have passed away to remain a part of nature in a beautiful setting. A plaque can be purchased to memorialize a loved one. 


We will also continue to plant more trees and continue to plant more grass seeds and address the low-lying areas that are affected by water. 

 Personal Plot Improvement

Although the town strives to do as much maintenance and enhancements as possible, we encourage the family members who are interested in cleaning up and enhancing their loved one’s plot to please proceed as this contributes to the continued development of the cemetery. If need be we can provide some gravel, small rocks, as well as some tools to assist you whenever you are interested in improving your loved one's plot. 


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