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Columbarium WallThe Tariff Fees for Cemetery Services are approved by City Council in the City's annual operating budget. 

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At-Need Sales: Limited areas at Mountain View Cemetery are available for "at-need" sales of traditional and cremation plots. There is no pre-purchasing of inground cemetery plots (traditional or cremation).

Pre-Need Sales: Mountain View Cemetery has ongoing sales for double niches in the columbarium wall section of the cemetery.

Ontario Cemeteries Act & Operating By-laws

Cemeteries are legislated under the Ontario Cemeteries Act. The Act empowers cemetery operators with the authority to set specific By-laws for the operations of their cemeteries. For Mountain View and St. Patrick's, the Operating By-laws are approved by Thunder Bay City Council and enforced by the City's Parks & Open Spaces Section.  


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Cemetery open?
The cemeteries are open ½ hour before dawn to ½ hour before dusk.

Can we drive into the Cemetery?
Yes; however, please be careful where you drive and park as many graves are situated right beside the road.

Can artificial flowers be placed on grave sites?
Yes. Artificial flowers may be placed on grave sites after the Thanksgiving weekend; however, they must be removed by Victoria Day (third weekend in May). Year-round exceptions are: saddle-type wreaths attached to the top of monuments, and artificial flowers placed in vases permanently attached to the monument. (See Operating By-laws link above.)

Are flower beds allowed on grave sites?
A flower bed is only allowed in front of a monument. These flower beds may extend out to a maximum of 45 cm (18”) from the monument and not past the ends of the base. Annual and perennial flowers are allowed in these beds. Absolutely no trees or bushes are allowed on any grave site. Please note that all trees planted in the Cemetery are situated on specific sites by Cemetery staff for the enhancement of the cemetery. (See Operating By-laws link above.)

Who is responsible for repairing a sunken graves and markers?
Cemetery groundskeepers are responsible for levelling and reseeding of grave lots and all marker maintenance. Please call the Cemetery office at 625-3014.

How would I find a specific grave site?
The Cemetery office manages the records for all grave sites dating back to 1904 (Mountain View) and 1923 (St. Patrick’s) and is in the process of creating a computerized database. For information, call the Cemetery office at 625-3014.

I am interested in doing research on my family history.  Whom should I contact?
Call the Cemetery office at 625-3014, or contact the Ontario Genealogical Society - Northern Ontario Branch (see their listing on