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Take a free walking tour of Calgary's cemeteries

DH Calgary Staff Sep 08, 2017 3:55 am 180

It turns out that cemeteries aren’t just for broody young teens to write angsty poetry in anymore.

Free guided walking tours are being offered for anyone wishing to learn a thing or two about Calgary cemeteries’ historical significance—and you won’t even have to go at night!

The tours are offered throughout the summer until October, along with a special Remembrance Day tour being held at Burnsland Cemetery.

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Many cemeteries around Calgary played a role in the initial settlement and development of the city, and volunteer guides offer insight into the significance of Union Cemetery, Burnsland Cemetery, and St. Mary’s Cemetery.

If this tour doesn’t scare you enough, you could always try Heritage Parks Ghost Tours to really spook you out—or better yet, check out both if you really want to get to know the city’s dearly departed.

City of Calgary Cemetery Tours 2017

Burnsland Cemetery

When: August 26, September 23, and October 28

Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (weather permitting)

Where: Meet at Galloway House inside Union Cemetery gate at Spiller Road and Cemetery Road SE

St. Mary’s Pioneer Cemetery

When: August 12, September 9, and October 14

Time: 2 to 3:30 pm (weather permitting)

Where: Meet inside the St. Mary’s Cemetery main gate at Erlton Street and 32 Avenue SW

Union Cemetery

When: Every Sunday until October 29

Time: 2 to 3:30 pm

Where: Meet at Galloway House inside the Union Cemetery gate at Spiller Road and Cemetery Road SE

DH Calgary Staff
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