"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all." - Emily Dickenson

Cemeteries are a testament to a city’s rich heritage and help to maintain and preserve local history. Niagara Falls Cemeteries are no exception. The City of Niagara Falls currently administers, operates and maintains twenty cemeteries throughout the urban and rural municipality.

Often noted as some of the most beautiful and well kept cemeteries in North America, the City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services takes exceptional pride in their work. For additional information on available services, visit the Cemetery Services section.

Cemetery Locations

Fairview and Lundy's Lane cemeteries are the largest and most active, while Drummond Hill has the most historical significance and also remains semi-active. Several cemeteries currently maintained by the Cemetery Services were originally identified as abandoned pioneer farms and church yards.

In an ongoing effort to provide exceptional service and maintain historically accurate information, Cemetery staff continues to search for information related to the original owners and names of the deceased buried in the pioneer cemeteries. Should you or someone you know have old records or related information, please contact Cemetery Services at Fairview Cemetery at 905-354-4721 or by visiting the Contact page.

Location and Contact

Cemetery Services is a division of the Municipal Works Department. The Cemetery Office is located at Fairview Cemetery (Stanley Avenue & Morrison Street) and can be accessed easily from the main entrance on Stanley Avenue (across from Maple St.). You can also view the map illustrating the location of the Fairview Cemetery Offices.  The phone number at Fairview is 905-354-4721.

Hours of Operation

Cemetery Services offices are open:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (September 1 until April 30)
  • Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (May 1 until August 31)

Cemetery Gardening Angels

Cemetery marker with well manicured shrubsBeginning in 2014, the City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services developed a partnership with the Cemetery Gardening Angels, a division of Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara) Inc., to provide family plot garden planting and maintenance.  For additional information, to view examples of previous gardens, or to register for the 2014 season, please visit the Cemetery Gardening Angels website or contact Tina Horton at the Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara) Inc. offices at 905 687 6788 extension 704

Spring Clean up Day

Cleaning up a burial location during the springOn Saturday May 3, 2014, the City of Niagara Falls invites all cemetery users, family members and friends to join us for our Annual Spring Clean Up Day at Fairview Cemetery.

Cemetery Services staff will be on hand to assist families with the removal of overgrown trees and shrubs, prune overgrown vines and deliver soil and grass seed to their cemetery plot garden.  All services will be offered at no cost on May 3, 2014 only.

For additional information, please call Cemetery Services at 905 354 4721 or visit Cemetery Services offices which are located at Fairview Cemetery, open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.    

By-Law Infractions – Overgrown Trees, Shrubs, etc.

Example of an overgrown burial with shrubs that cover the markerAs Spring slowly arrives, Cemetery Services will be turning our attention to seasonal maintenance of our Cemeteries.  In an effort to clean up our cemeteries and make them as safe and attractive as possible, we will also be focusing on the removal of By-Law infractions including, but not limited to, overgrown trees, shrubs, rose bushes, plastic and wire fences.  For additional information about Cemetery By-Law # 2000-254 or to receive a copy, please contact Cemetery Services at 905 354 4721.