Verigins Memorial Park


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Verigins Memorial Park is a monumental Doukhobor burial place located in Brilliant, British Columbia, Canada which is a short distance north of downtown Castlegar, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. In total there are 5 people buried. All, of which, are descendants of Peter V. Verigin - the leader of the Doukhobors between 1908 to 1936.

Verigins Memorial Park

Verigins Tomb was built in 1924 and is the burial place for the Doukhobor leader, Peter V Verigin and his son Peter P Verigin and their wives Evdokia Grigoryevna and Anna Fyodorovna. Just down the way, a memorial garden is the final resting place for the Doukhobor leader.

Verigins Tomb is located on top of a grassy knoll on Sentinal Mountain. From its perch the tomb enjoys views of the Kootenay River and of the Highway #3a Bridge.

The tomb grounds are very well maintained. The grass lawns are trim, the garden flowers enjoy rainbow colors, the slab rock tomb is dominant and there is a gazebo for sightseeing.

A unique feature of Verigins Tomb is a large slab of rock engraved with the eulogy of Peter V Verigin. There are also tours running in the summer months.

To learn more about the Doukhobors there is a museum, not far away, called the Doukhobor Discovery Centre.

Verigins Memorial Park, Brilliant, BC in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada



Verigins Memorial Park
Terrace Road

How To Get ToVerigins Memorial Park

Travel to the community of Castlegar, BC. When in Castlegar travel north on Highway #3a to Robson Access Road. Continue down the road for 1.2 kilometres and take a right onto Terrace Road. Continue for another kilometre or so and there is a pull out parking area on your right. Park and walk down to the tomb.
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