Types of Urns

Adult or Standard Urn

A container which holds the cremated remains of one adult. These are typically sized according to the industry standard of 200 cubic inches (3.3 litres) or larger. Most of the urns at Canadian Urns are slightly over-sized to allow additional mementos to be included with the cremains.

Companion Urn

A container which holds the cremated remains of two adults, typically sized at the industry standard of 400 cubic inches (6.6 litres) or larger. These may or may not have an internal divider.

Child or Infant Urn

A container which holds the cremated remains of a child or infant. Sizes vary, but are normally smaller than 100 cubic inches (1.65 litres).

Keepsake Urn

A container meant to hold a small amount of cremains. Keepsake urns are used as a way to divide the remains among family members or as a keepsake memorial for when the ashes are scattered, buried, or otherwise disposed of. 

Pet Urn

A container which holds the cremated remains of an animal. Sizes vary depending on the animal for which the urn is intended. Most pet urns are less than 50 cubic inches (800 ml)

Scattering Urn

A container that is either biodegradable for water disposition or with an easy-opening top or bottom for casting the remains out into nature.

Temporary Urn

The container which holds the cremated remains when returned to the relatives of the deceased by the crematorium. Usually a sturdy plastic or cardboard material, the cremains are held in a durable plastic bag within the temporary urn until buried or transferred to a permanent urn. 

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