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Burial in a Crypt or Columbarium


Image credit : Mathieu Dupuis
Image credit : Mathieu Dupuis

Burial in a Columbarium

Interment in a columbarium is when a cinerary urn is placed in a niche. Columbaria can be indoors (in a mausoleum) or outdoors. Niches in an indoor columbarium can be glazed, allowing the urn to be accompanied by decorative items or photographs reminiscent of the deceased. Like crypts, niches in an outdoor columbarium can be personalized with engraving and ornaments.

Image credit : Mathieu Dupuis

Burial in a Crypt

Crypt interment is the insertion of a casket into a crypt, inside a mausoleum, which provides an indoor space for meditation protected from the elements. The outer surface of the crypt can then be personalized with engravings and ornaments.


Niches for an urn in a columbarium

Starting at $ 495

Saturday entombment now included with all new crypt purchases, subject to availability.

Crypt for a coffin

Starting at $ 7,900

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Our Mausoleums

Mausoleums are large buildings that offer an alternative to burial. They house many crypts and indoor columbaria, allowing families to visit their loved ones year-round, regardless of the weather. 

Our site has 10 mausoleums. The most recent ones, Esther Blondin and Eulalie Durocher, still have many spaces available and offer many benefits:

  • Choice of crypt with one, two or four spaces
  • Elevator, making it accessible for our clientele with reduced mobility
  • Many parking spaces
  • Option to buy private spaces for you and your loved ones
  • Some niches can accommodate several urns in our columbaria
  • Wall covering made of premium quality marble
  • Sizes available to accommodate oversized caskets
  • A vast choice of ornaments  to personalize your crypt or niche
  • Competitive prices
  • An on-site crematorium, eliminating many unnecessary trips 

Esther Blondin Mausoleum

It’s a warm and bright place. The large windows offer magnificent views of the surrounding nature and Saint Joseph’s Oratory. It offers crypts for interment and columbaria for urns.

Eulalie Durocher Mausoleum

It’s a place of serenity and comfort, in a modern setting that encourages reflection. It offers crypts for interment and columbaria for urns.

Private mausoleums

There is also an option to acquire a plot of land to build a private mausoleum according to your architectural plans. We will advise you on the land available. Private mausoleums provide space for several crypts and niches.

These mausoleums become a unique place of reflection for you and your loved ones, personalized according to your tastes and needs.

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  • Notice for Burials during Winter 2022-2023

Cremation is now chosen by nearly 75% of Quebecers. There are many reasons to choose this option, including its simplicity and the possibilities it offers.

Funerals & Ceremonies

Arrange a religious or secular funeral on site, accompanied by very talented professional musicians to mark these important and emotional moments.

Traditional Burials

Thanks to its exceptional location on Mount Royal, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery has a large surface area that allows it to offer many plots even today.

Mausoleums : Burial in a crypt or columbarium

Burial in a columbarium allows the insertion of an urn in a niche; burial in a crypt allows the insertion of a coffin in a dedicated space in a mausoleum.


Because we know that your loved ones are not forgotten, we offer several memorial services and items to honor their memory.

Funeral Prearrangements

Funeral prearrangements allow you to plan your final wishes while you are alive, and to ensure that they are respected at the time of your death.

Eco-Friendly Options

Inspired by the nature of Mount Royal, we have developed eco-friendly options to allow people to make their final gesture kind to the planet.

Notice for Burials during Winter 2022-2023
You will find below the list of the sections closed to the burial of urns and coffins from November 13th, 2022 until May 9th, 2023.