The Powell River Regional Cemetery is known locally as the Cranberry Cemetery due to its location on the corner of Cranberry Street and Crown Avenue in the City of Powell River’s Cranberry neighbourhood. Location Map Originally established in 1922 by the Powell River company, the cemetery was passed to the regional district in the 1970’s.
To access the cemetery from the Westview Ferry Terminal, turn left on Marine Avenue as you come off the ferry, follow Marine Avenue through the downtown core then turn right on Alberni Street at the stop light. Take Alberni to Joyce Avenue (next light). Turn left on Joyce Avenue and follow it until it dead-ends on Manson Avenue and turn left. Follow Manson until it dead-ends on Cranberry Street and turn left. Take Cranberry until you reach Crown Avenue and turn right. The cemetery will be on your left. Parking for the cemetery is along Crown Avenue.
Burial Options and Grave Site Etiquette
The Powell River Regional Cemetery offers full casket burials, cremation lots and niches, and full mausoleum crypts. Click on this link for information about the types and sizes of memorial markers permitted in this cemetery. Also included in the marker handout are details on our *NEW* marker curbing program.
While families are welcome to adorn grave sites with flowers and other small decorative items, no other improvements are permitted on grave sites or other cemetery facilities. Items left at grave sites will be removed by regional district staff when they become unsightly. No artificial flowers are allowed between March 15th and October 31st.
Hours of Operation and Contact Information
The cemetery grounds are open to visitors during daylight hours. Staff are normally available on-site to assist with visitor’s needs between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Staff can be reached at the cemetery at 604 483-4812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require assistance and no one is available at the cemetery, contact our Manager of Operational Services, Shawn Gullette at 604 487-1380. To make an appointment to reserve a plot at the cemetery, please contact the regional district office at 604 485-2260. **NEW** Please be advised that as of December 1, 2017, appointments are being held at the cemetery office. Alternatively, a request can be made to hold an appointment offsite at the Regional District Maintenance Facility at 2815 McCausland Road.