Historic Tours of Mountain View Cemetery

Mountainview Cemetery, Jewish Section

Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery was acquired by the city in 1887, and was so named because of its splendid view of the North Shore mountains. Based on the stipulation that the community would be responsible for its upkeep, a separate fenced off area was allotted to the Jewish community.

Mountain View Cemetery remains in use today, and contains enough space to accommodate several more burials, but it ceased being the Jewish community cemetery in 1929. The entrance to Jewish Section of Mountain View Cemetery is located at the corner of E. 37th Avenue and Fraser Street.

Jewish burial practices and Vancouver's early Jewish residents are explored on the tour.

Our Jewish Mountain View Cemetery summer walking tour season runs from June through August. Special private tours can be happily arranged for groups of 10 or more, anytime, by calling (604)257-5199 or emailing info@jewishmuseum.ca

2014 Spring/Summer Schedule, in presentation with Mountain View Cemetery:

  • Sunday, April 27, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 18, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 15, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 13, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 17, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Tours meet at the corner of 37th Avenue and Fraser, just outside the Jewish section of Mountain View Cemetery.Parking is available on nearby streets. Tour site is also accessible by Public Transit, visit www.translink.ca to plan a route.

Tickets: $10 per person.


Private tours are available year-round for groups of 10 or more. RSVP and a minimum of 10 pre-registered participants are required for each private tour. Tours can also be adapted for school classes.

To book a tour, please contact info@jewishmuseum.ca or call (604) 257-5199.

Mountain View Cemetery, Jewish Section, 1909; VPL 7359
Mountain View Cemetery, Jewish Section, 2009