In preparation for the upcoming summer season, the Cemetery Crew will be cleaning up grave sites from May 3-12, removing excessive / worn / broken items.
Any items that a family may wish to keep should be removed from sites before May 3.
This cleanup will take place twice a year in the fall as well as the spring.
For any questions, please call 668-8325. Thank you for your understanding!
Did you know?
Parks and Trails is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Grey Mountain and Pioneer Cemeteries.
Grey Mountain Cemetery is located in Riverdale on Grey Mountain Road and has been in operation since 1965. The cemetery is open for walk in visitors year-round from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm daily. Vehicle access is available Monday to Sunday, from May 1 to September 30, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. For vehicle access Monday to Friday from October 1 to April 30, prior arrangements can be made to have the gates open by calling Parks and Community Development. We ask that you give us three days notice.
|Pioneer Cemetery is located on Sixth Avenue and Wood Street, and was in operation from 1900 to 1965. According to Mrs. Otto Partridge’s diary, the first burial was that of James Brown on October 11, 1900. By 1904 there were 22 burials in the cemetery. The Crown received title to the land in 1901 and the officials of the Territorial Government were in charge of administration. Although the City of Whitehorse was established as a municipality in 1950, the City did not accept responsibility for managing the cemetery until 1965. Unfortunately, no consecutive records of burials were kept, apart from individual churches and the Masonic Lodge. About twenty years ago most of the wooden markers were removed in a misguided cleanup of the area. As a result, there is no complete record of individual gravesites, apart from those with stone monuments. There seemed to be a need for a compilation of as many as possible of the names of those at rest in the cemetery and a book titled “Lost Graves” was compiled.|