Willow's Rest - Niagara's Green Burial Section

Pavillion at Willow's Rest Green Burial Section"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another." Ernest Hemmingway

The City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services is proud to announce the development of Niagara's first Green/Natural Burial Section, Willow's Rest at Fairview Cemetery. This beautiful 2 acre wild flower meadow, surrounded by trees, allows families to select a earth friendly alternative when make their end of life plans.

"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
  • Appointments available for Saturdays

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

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 # 2016-24 or to receive a copy, please contact Cemetery Services at 905 354 4721.