Athabasca County owns, operates, and maintains cemeteries in Colinton, Boyle, George Lake, and Ellscott. There are many other cemeteries in the County that are maintained and operated by non-profit organizations. Together we are working to make our cemeteries peaceful places for everyone to help remember their loved ones in their final resting places.
Use and Maintenance of Cemeteries
There are guidelines set out for the maintenance, fee structure and use of cemeteries. To view current fees for plots, and the opening/closing of grave sites, along with other guidelines regarding the type of headstones that can be used click on the link below.
Cemetery Improvement Program
Athabasca County encourages local communities and incorporated non-profit organizational cemetery groups within the County to improve their cemeteries, and individual grave sites, through its Local Cemetery Improvement Program.
As a show of respect to the individuals who have been laid to rest, the program provides incentive funding to assist cemetery groups undertake improvements of their cemeteries. The County recognizes the significant contributions our forefathers made to our region and is proud to help maintain these final resting places for future generations.