You may have a nice cemetery in your community or perhaps your family already owns a cemetery plot. Some cemeteries are commercially owned and some cemeteries are municipally owned.
You may wish to purchase from the cemetery a burial plot for either the full casket or for an urn that holds cremated remains. You are actually “not buying the plot or grave” but rather the “right of interment” in that plot or grave. In addition you will need to purchase the open and closing of the plot to allow for interment (burial), and you may be required by the cemetery by-laws to purchase a cement liner.
The price of memorial markers (headstones, tombstones, plaques or monuments) will vary depending on size, design, and the material it is constructed of. Before purchasing a marker, make sure it meets the standards of the cemetery you have selected. All cemetery operators and memorial (monument) dealers are required by provincial law to provide you with an itemized price list. All cemeteries in the Province of BC are regulated by the Business Protection and Consumer Protection Authority.