Where can I scatter cremated remains?

Answer: In Alberta, as with most of Canada, there are no actual laws pertaining to the scattering of cremated remains.  However, there are some guidelines that should be followed.  In all cases, permission should be obtained prior to scattering.  Scattering is permitted on any Crown land, including in water.  National parks prohibit the scattering of cremated remains in water, although you may “cast them to the wind” without obtaining permission.  You may also scatter cremated remains in most municipal parks and cemeteries but only with permission from the municipality.  When scattering cremated remains on private property, it is important to obtain permission from the owner of the land prior to the scattering.  In any case, when scattering cremated remains, it is recommended that the scattering is done with discretion.