Most conservation covenants achieve the goal of protecting ecological values by allowing little or no disturbance of the land identified in the covenant. Not so for the Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery! A conservation covenant (called an easement in the USA) is a legal...Read More
The main walkway in the Cemetery leads into Alder Trail, inviting you to go for a walk in Central Park. This 59-hectare conservation property is owned by the Denman Conservancy Association (DCA) and was whimsically named after New York City’s Central Park, acknowledging that...Read More
Our cemetery is the first contemporary cemetery in Canada that is exclusively green.
The Denman Island Memorial Society was formed in 2009 to create and operate a natural burial cemetery on Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada. For the following six years, the Board of Directors worked with the community to create the Denman Island Natural Burial Cemetery.
Natural burial is the return of a body to the earth as simply as possible. Sometimes called ‘ecological burial’ or ‘green burial,’ it combines eco-friendly interment with land conservation.