Open Data Catalogue

Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index

Data custodian

Mountain View Cemetery, Community Services

Data currency comments

This data is updated in the normal course of business, however priorities and resources determine how fast a change in reality is reflected in the database. The extract on this website is updated weekly.

Data set description

Mountain View Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Vancouver since 1887. It is made up of 106 acres of land and it is located west of Fraser Street between 31st and 43rd Avenues.

This dataset lists the name and grave location of those buried at the cemetery.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996) allows public institutions to disclose personal information for historical purposes if “the information is about someone who has been dead or buried for 20 or more years.”

For people who do not meet these criteria, the first names have been substituted with a unique cemetery identification number. Other name related fields are also masked with “PRIVATE” value to provide privacy protection.

If you are searching for someone within this time frame or if you have inquiries on specific record, please contact the Mountain View Cemetery office by phone: 604-325-2646 or email: mountain.view@vancouver.ca.

Data accuracy comments

The cemetery keeps more than one set of records. The official records are kept manually and are considered the main records. The data in this dataset has been transcribed from the official cemetery records and does contain errors and omissions. The cemetery is in the process of verifying the information and will update it frequently.

Some fields may be blank if the associated information is not available.

Attributes

Websites for further information

Coordinate system

WGS84

Data set details

  1. Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (CSV) CSV format
  2. Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (SHP) Shape file (SHP)
  4. Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (DWG)
  5. Mountain View Cemetery Burial Index (KML) kml file
    Download data from last names starting with specific range:
Note: Geospatial formats such as SHP do not include records that do not contain corresponding coordinates data. For a complete list, please consult XLS or CSV format.

Note

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996) allows public institutions to disclose personal information for historical purposes if “the information is about someone who has been dead or buried for 20 or more years.”

For people who do not meet these criteria, the first names have been substituted with a unique cemetery identification number. Other name related fields are also masked with “PRIVATE” value to provide privacy protection.

If you are searching for someone within this time frame or if you have inquiries on specific record, please contact the Mountain View Cemetery office by phone: 604-325-2646 or email: mountain.view@vancouver.ca.