Cemetery

The Westbank Cemetery, located at 3200 Elliott Road, was established in 1925. The cemetery is the traditional resting place for community families and pioneers.

The cemetery is 8.2 acres in size. In 2014, West Kelowna invested $300,000 in the first phase of improvements, transforming the Westbank Cemetery from dry land (sand and gravel) into a green, park-like setting in keeping with the standards of many modern cemeteries. More than 3,500 shrubs and trees were planted in spring and summer 2014 as part of the initial upgrade project. In fall 2014, a new information kiosk and parking lot fencing were installed. A detailed design and construction is underway for the next phase of Westbank Cemetery improvements. All improvements are being designed to serve the community's needs for the next 25 years.

Also part of Phase 1 Improvements were the installations of mausoleums and columbaria at the southeast corner of the cemetery. These stone and marble structures were situated to capture the beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and the Monashee Mountains beyond. Benches and landscaping were added to create a place of remembrance, peace, reflection and solitude for cemetery goers.

Services Provided

The Cemetery Department can provide information on:

  • Plot sales
  • Columbarium and mausoleum sales
  • Interment arrangements
  • Memorial marker installations

Please direct questions and inquiries to 778-797-8875.

Future Improvements

Upgrades are oultined in an October 23, 2012 report to Mayor and Council:

In total, the City of West Kelowna will construct up to three mausoleums and up to three columbaria for sales to the public. Revenue generated will be put directly towards cemetery improvements and capital construction. Future plans include further improvements to the landscaping of the cemetery, to complete the process of transforming the once dry sand and gravel cemetery into a green, park-like setting. In 2012, considerable public consultation went into the creation of the Council-directed Westbank Cemetery Strategy, which called for a graduated improvement to the municipally owned facility. For a copy of the strategy, please contact Municipal Hall at 778-797-1000.

Cemetery Location

  • View Map
  • Traveling From Kelowna: Proceed south on Highway 97 over the William R. Bennett Bridge and continue for approximately 11 kilometres to Elliott Rd.; turn right on Elliott Road and travel for one kilometre; stay left around first sharp curve and continue on Elliott Road for another one kilometre until the second sharp corner. The cemetery is located near the top of the curve. Access the cemetery via a driveway on the left.
  • Traveling From Peachland or Coquihalla Connector: Proceed north on Highway 97 past/from the Coquihalla Connector Interchange. From the interchange exit point continue north on Highway 97 approximately 4 kilometres until you reach Elliott Road; turn right on Elliot Road. Directions are now same as above.
Westbank Cemetery
3200 Elliott Road
West Kelowna, BC
778-797-8875

To view the cemetery and determine the availability of space, please go to the cemetery map viewer:

Cemetery Map Viewer
Other Information

Operations and maintenance of the Westbank Cemetery are regulated through Bylaw No. 0166. This bylaw also sets out the rates for cemetery services. Rates are included in the bylaw as Schedule A: