Located at 425 Michel Creek Road, with access off of Industrial Road 1, the Elk Valley (Michel) Cemetery is the oldest and largest cemetery in Sparwood, spanning 3.5 acres in size. It was in 1972 when the District of Sparwood took over the maintenance and management of the cemetery from Salus Funeral Chapels Ltd. Prior to Salus, the cemetery was maintained and operated by the Crows Nest Pass Coal Company.
The cemetery, which closed on September 1st, 1983, no longer provides in-ground burials, except for those grave spaces reserved prior to its closure. Though grave spaces are no longer available for sale, other memorial options such as the Columbarium and Memorial Wall are still available at the Elk Valley (Michel) Cemetery.