At Alternatives, we are very proud to be one of only ten funeral homes in Canada that are 3-Leaf rated by the Green Burial Council of North America. We offer services and products that not only create a meaningful funeral or cremation experience, but that also minimize the overall environmental impact on Mother Earth.
We offer sustainable death care services that result in the reduction of carbon emissions, toxification, and waste. From caskets and urns made of biodegradable materials, to environmentally friendly embalming methods, and alliances with Green Certified cemeteries, we strive to aid in the reduction of carbon emissions, conserve natural resources, protect our staff and preserve our habitat. Learn more about our Green products, including caskets and urns.
Green Burial - Graveside Service - $3,290
- Professional & Staff Services
- Bamboo Shroud with Willow Carrier
- Transfer of deceased from place of death to funeral home
- Transfer of deceased to cemetery
- Consumer Protection BC ($40), Death Certificate ($27 each), and GST/PST.
Additional Staffing Cost for Salt Spring Natural Cemetery and The Woodlands at Royal Oak Burial Park (travel time): $595 (plus ferry costs)
Cemeteries in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Victoria offering Green Burial Options include: