Mountain View Cemetery is expanding and we want to hear from you

(North Cowichan, BC) – The developed portion of Mountain View Cemetery, located in North Cowichan at Somenos and Drinkwater Roads, is almost at capacity. The municipality has begun a master plan process to guide the expansion of the cemetery, including seeking input from residents on the draft design concept and on new options for interment.

“Mountain View Cemetery is an important part of North Cowichan, and resident’s feedback on how it develops and grows is key for planning for the future,” says Keona Wiley, North Cowichan’s Manager, Parks and Trails. “While no one really likes talking about planning for their death, it’s an important conversation to have and we want to incorporate the community’s wishes for themselves and their loved ones into this expansion.”

A survey is open now until October 4 to gather feedback, and residents are invited to attend an Open House on Thursday, September 22 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery (6493 Somenos Road) to learn more, meet staff, and provide input.

To take the survey and for full project details, visit 


Media Contact:         
Barb Floden
Manager, Communications and Engagement
Municipality of North Cowichan