The Hillside Cemetery is located on Highway 3 and 10 Avenue SW, two blocks west of the Trans Canada Highway. Over 1600 trees of varying species make the cemetery appear to be a well-arranged forest from both the air and roadway.
The site that Hillside Cemetery occupies has been in existence since 1886 and has been a municipal operation since 1909. It comprises 80 acres of sloping and level land of which 57 acres are in active use. There are currently over 28,000 burials.
A Peaceful, Quiet Sanctuary
The cemetery’s mission is "to provide a peaceful, quiet sanctuary to commemorate the history of the community through devotion, pride, and remembrance, served by professional, dedicated personnel."
There are several different burial areas in Hillside Cemetery including:
- Anglican section
- Catholic section
- Children’s section
- Family plot area
- Field of honour
- In-ground cremains
- Infant section
- Jewish section
- Muslim section
- Scattering Garden
Advantages of Hillside Cemetery services include:
- Peace of mind in perpetual care
- All cultures and religions served
- "No hassle" refund policy
- Economical pricing - non-profit
- Non-commisioned sales
- Many resources available through Parks and Recreation and Municipal Works
- Conveniently located
- Professionally trained staff
- No perpetual care fees on monuments
Dowload the Hillside Cemetery app
The City developed a mobile phone app to help people find their loved ones in Medicine Hat's Hillside Cemetery. Search by first name or last name to get burial records and locations, or search by address to get the location of a specific cemetery plot. To download the app, click here.
Contact Hillside Cemetery
Address: 1280 10th Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1J1
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday - closed Weekends and Holidays
Gates to the Cemetery are open from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM