Exshaw Cemetery

Turn of the Century Cemetery


Many of you may not know that there is an old cemetery located just west of the hamlet of Exshaw. There were approximately 70 people buried in the cemetery but few graves are still marked.

Active Use Time Period


The cemetery was in use from 1906 to 1925, after which time people were buried in the Canmore cemetery (except for children burials in 1929 and 1935). A large number of the interred were children and adults who died during flu pandemics.
Grave of Goodman

Information Gathering


The Municipal District of Bighorns Heritage Resource Committee has been gathering information on the Exshaw Cemetery in order to secure the cemetery's history before it is lost. We have combed old Improvement District files, Exshaw school projects information from the late 1970s, brought in microfiches of old Rocky Mountains Park of Canada records, as well as used information found in the book Exshaw Heart of the Valley by Alexander and Cooper (2005).

Useful Documents