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A visit to the Old Banff Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Old Banff Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Old Banff Cemetery (FAG ID #639345)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Old Banff Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Old Banff Cemetery

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Old Banff Cemetery

Lat:   51.1743°   (51° 10' 27")

Lon:   -115.5649°   (-115° 33' 53")

Establishment of the Old Banff Cemetery ...

The Old Banff Cemetery was established in 1890.

Name Variations for Old Banff Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Old Banff Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Banff Town Cemetery
  • Banff Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Old Banff Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Old Banff Cemetery.

  • Anthracite - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthracite
    • Anthracite was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Banff Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Anthracite. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Banff
  • Bankhead - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bankhead
    • Bankhead was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Banff Cemetery
  • Canmore
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Castle Junction
    • Dead Man's Flats
    • Exshaw
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exshaw
      • Exshaw lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exshaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exshaw<4>
    • Georgetown - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Georgetown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Harvie Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvie Heights
      • Harvie Heights lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvie Heights came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvie Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvie Heights<4>
    • Kananaskis
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kananaskis
      • Kananaskis lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kananaskis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kananaskis
    • Kovach - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kovach
      • Kovach was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kovach. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Lac des Arcs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lac des Arcs
      • Lac des Arcs lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lac des Arcs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lac des Arcs
    • Minnewanka Landing - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnewanka Landing
      • Minnewanka Landing was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Banff Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnewanka Landing. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Ozada - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozada
      • Ozada was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Old Banff Cemetery

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 3 cemeteries that are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Old Banff Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Old Banff Cemetery:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Old Banff Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1743, Longitude: -115.5649    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.




 

 

 

 

 


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