Burials

Community Events at Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries

A list of events happening at our Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries.

Schedule of events


Things That Really Matter - Dinner & Discussion Seminar Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Visitor’s Inn Conference Centre, 649 Main St W, Hamilton

A straight forward, open discussion about how to start the conversation about end of life and how to make things easier for your family.

Family Friendly Cemetery Tour - March Break

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Explore history and nature in Hamilton’s historical burial park.

Stories in the Stones: Hamilton Firsts Tour - Jane's Walk / Doors Open

Saturday, May 2, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about the many firsts of Hamilton, The first mayor, the first doctor, the first settler, and many more.

Stories in the Stones: Hamilton Firsts Tour - Jane's Walk / Doors Open

Sunday, May 3, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about the many firsts of Hamilton, The first mayor, the first doctor, the first settler, and many more.

Stories in the Stones: The Hamilton Women’s Tour Part 1

Saturday, May 9, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Women have played an important part in the history of Hamilton.

Stories in the Stones: War of 1812 Tour

Saturday, May 16, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

From fort to cemetery. Learn about the War of 1812 and the Fort at Burlington Heights.

Stories in the Stones: The Civil War Tour - Part 1

Saturday, May 23, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about Hamiltonians who went to war, survived and returned home. The Canadian history and involvement in the Civil War.

Stories in the Stones: The Masonic Tour Part 1

Saturday, May 30, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

A Da Vinci Code Tour? Learn about the Masons in Hamilton and their influence on the City. Secrets will be revealed.

Stories in the Stones: The Veterans Tour

Saturday, June 6, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Honour the men and women from Hamilton, who served from 1776 to the Korean War.

Stories in the Stones: Art Crawl Tour Part 1

Saturday, June 13, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories.

Stories in the Stones: The Disasters Tour Part 1

Saturday, June 20, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Disasters, demises, diseases, and yes disappearances. Learn of events that tried to destroy our city.

Remembering - Summer Solstice Memorial Service

Saturday, June 20, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Summer Solstice at Hamilton Cemetery celebrates the circle of life, death and renewal by bringing community together to mark the longest day of the

Stories in the Stones: War of 1812 Tour

Saturday, June 27, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

From fort to cemetery. Learn about the War of 1812 and the Fort at Burlington Heights.

Stories in the Stones: The Civil War Tour - Part 2

Saturday, July 4, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about Hamiltonians who went to war, survived and returned home. The Canadian history and involvement in the Civil War.

Stories in the Stones: Art Crawl Tour Part 2

Saturday, July 11, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories.

Stories in the Stones: Hamilton Firsts Tour

Saturday, July 18, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about the many firsts of Hamilton, The first mayor, the first doctor, the first settler, and many more.

Historical Gate House - Open House

Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

An opportunity to explore the Gate House and a tour of historical Hamilton Cemetery.

Stories in the Stones: Art Crawl Tour Best of Part 1 & 2

Saturday, July 25, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories.

Stories in the Stones: War of 1812 Tour

Saturday, August 1, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

From fort to cemetery. Learn about the War of 1812 and the Fort at Burlington Heights.

Stories in the Stones: Art Crawl Tour Part 1

Saturday, August 8, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories.

Stories in the Stones: The Firefighters Tour

Saturday, August 15, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about these local heroes who died saving our lives, homes, and our city, from devastating fires.

Stories in the Stones: Power of the City Tour

Saturday, August 22, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about the “powers” that drive this city. Industry, transportation, crime and yes the power of love.

Stories in the Stones: The Masonic Tour Part 2

Saturday, August 29, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

A Da Vinci Code Tour? Learn about the Masons in Hamilton and their influence on the City. Secrets will be revealed.

Stories in the Stones: The Hamilton Women’s Tour

Saturday, September 5, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Women have played an important part in the history of Hamilton.

Stories in the Stones: The Disasters Tour Part 2

Saturday, September 12, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn of events that tried to destroy our city. Disasters, demises, diseases, and yes disappearances.

Beyond A Goodbye - Meaningful Graveside Service

Saturday, September 19, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Beyond A Goodbye – How to create a meaningful graveside service is a unique display and experience at Hamilton Cemetery.

Stories in the Stones: The Past Mayors Tour

Saturday, September 26, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Who were these guys and what did they do for our city? Learn who lead us, when, and what happened in Hamilton on their watch.

Stories in the Stones: The Hamilton Women’s Tour Part 2

Saturday, October 3, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Women have played an important part in the history of Hamilton.

Stories in the Stones: Art Crawl Tour Part 2

Saturday, October 10, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Continue the James Street North Art Crawl in the Hamilton Cemetery. Meet the artists, poets and musicians of the past and learn their stories.

Stories in the Stones: Power of the City Tour

Saturday, October 17, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about the “powers” that drive this city. Industry, transportation, crime and yes the power of love.

Stories in the Stones: The Firefighters Tour

Saturday, October 17, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about these local heroes who died saving our lives, homes, and our city, from devastating fires.

Stories in the Stones: War of 1812 Tour

Saturday, October 24, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

From fort to cemetery. Learn about the War of 1812 and the Fort at Burlington Heights.

Planning Ahead & Being Prepared Seminar

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gage Park Greenhouse, 1000 Main Street East
Enter Gage Park at the Roselawn Bowling Club
, Hamilton

Dinner & discussion series of planning ahead and being prepared.

Stories in the Stones: The Civil War Tour

Saturday, October 31, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Learn about Hamiltonians who went to war, survived and returned home. The Canadian history and involvement in the Civil War.

No Stones Left Alone Service

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Woodland Cemetery, 700 Spring Garden Road, Hamilton

A special remembrance service to honour our Veterans at the Field of Honour in Hamilton’s Woodland Cemetery.

Stories in the Stones: The Veterans Tour - Remembrance Event & Tour

Saturday, November 7, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Honour the men and women from Hamilton, who served from 1776 to the Korean War.

Remembrance Day at Woodland Cemetary Field of Honour - Upper

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Woodland Cemetery, 700 Spring Garden Road, Hamilton

An opportunity to honour those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Stories in the Stones: The Veterans Tour

Saturday, November 14, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hamilton Cemetery, 777 York Boulevard
Across from Dundurn Castle
, Hamilton

Honour the men and women from Hamilton, who served from 1776 to the Korean War.

Remembering - A Holiday Memorial Service

Sunday, December 6, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Coach House at Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton

A special way to remember friends and loved ones, our non-denominational memorial service features a special memorial tribute and a keepsake orname