Casket prices in Quebec in 2023.
5 March 2023,
Casket prices in Quebec in 2023.

When planning a funeral for a loved one, it can be difficult to choose a casket. Indeed, you will find a myriad of options that can make decision-making complicated. 

Moreover, a casket is often one of the most expensive items for funeral planning. In Quebec, the prices of caskets vary greatly, depending on material, size, finish, and quality.

In this article, Compare Home Quotes reviews the different types of caskets, the options available, and the associated prices to help you make an informed choice.

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What materials are used in making coffins in Quebec?

Coffins can be made from a variety of materials. Apart from the traditional and popular wood or steel, professionals recommend a greener alternative with ecological coffins. 

Wooden coffins

Wooden caskets are the most commonly used in Quebec. They can be made from different types of wood such as mahogany, walnut, cherry, pecan, maple, ash, cedar, poplar, white walnut, oak, Birdseye maple, pine, or fir. They can be painted, varnished, or lacquered.

A distinction is made between solid wood coffins and laminated coffins. These are made from plywood and are laminated with hardwood.

Wood veneer caskets are made with high density fiberboard and are covered with wood veneer.

Steel Caskets

Metal caskets are usually made with stainless steel, carbon steel, bronze, or copper. They are often more expensive than wooden caskets but are considered more durable and resistant to corrosion.

Steel caskets vary in thickness, from 16 gauge (thickest) to 20 gauge (thinnest)

Copper and bronze caskets are generally more expensive than wooden caskets.

Green Caskets

Green caskets are an ecological and economical option for funerals. The most popular materials are: cork, banana leaves, recycled cardboard, pulpboard, organic cotton, and hemp. They are biodegradable.

More original caskets

Some caskets can be made of fiberglass, plastic or glass. Caskets made from plywood and covered with fabric are the most economical options.

What are the different types of caskets in Quebec?

Flowers on coffin in church.

Whatever your choice of material, the casket will necessarily have one of four different shapes: Parisian casket, Lyon casket, funeral casket, and American casket. These models are differentiated by the shape of their lid: flat, continuous slope, or raised, and by their different prices.

The Parisian casket

The Parisian casket has a diamond shape, sober and pure, with a flat lid.

The Lyon casket

It has a rectangular shape, is slightly flared at the head and its lid raised.

The funeral coffin or tomb

Its shape resembles that of the Parisian coffin, but with a raised lid.

The American casket

It can be left partially open to show the upper part of the body. It is a high-end casket.

The size of the casket depends on the body of the deceased. Most cremation caskets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large. There are also “oversize” caskets (if the deceased was more than 1m95 and/or 100 kg).

Types of caskets

If there are traditional or biodegradable caskets, others are waterproof or even… folding! Some are even designed to preserve the deceased and prevent decomposition.

What are the options when choosing a casket?

Options for caskets based on materials.

There are still many, many ways to personalize the casket of the deceased. Adding a cushion, a bronze ornament, or a brass handle, for instance. There are many choices to suit different tastes or preferences.

Caskets ornaments

Interior lining


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What are the average prices of caskets in Quebec?

Types and prices of caskets.

The cost of a casket depends on its material, size, finish, and quality. In general, wooden caskets cost between $1,000 and $5,500, while metal caskets cost between $2,000 and $7,000. Cardboard caskets generally cost between $300 and $1,200. The average budget for a casket in Quebec is between $3,000 and $5,000.

Features & Description of Caskets
Solid oak casketBrushed finish exterior

airtight, expandable metal handles

Champagne velvet interior

Adult size

Interior: length 81.25″ x width 25″

Solid oak casketRe-polished exterior, extendable wood handlesInterior

in white velvet

Adult size

Interior: length 78.25″ x width 24″

Steel casketBrushed gold/brown exterior, airtight, expandable handles

expandable handles

Almond colored velvet interior

Adult size

Interior: length 79″ x width 23″


Solid oak casketOpening cover panel k,

extendable wooden handles, glossy varnished exterior

Crepe interior

Tan pink

Adult size

Interior: length 76.50″ x width 23″

Solid maple casketHandles

Extendable wooden handles, glossy varnished exterior

Interior in

tan pink crepe

Adult size Interior: length 78″ x width 24″$3, 095

Ash casket


Extendable wooden handles, glossy varnished exterior

Interior in

tan pink crepe

Adult size Interior: length 76″ x width 23″


Solid poplar casket


extendable metal handles, exterior glossy finish

Interior in

tan pink crepe

Adult size Interior: length 77″ x width 22″


Poplar casket

Rigid wood handles,

rustic brown satin finish exterior

Interior in beige crepe

Adult size Interior: length 78.2/3″ x width 23 1/5″


Pressed wood coffinExpandable metal handles

metal, exterior covered with blue fabric

Interior in white silk

Adult size Interior: length 77.50″ x width 23″


Solid poplar casket

Flat lid, 4 wooden handles, natural color satin varnish exterior

Cotton interior

Adult size

Interior: length 75″ x width 21″ x height 11″


Solid poplar casketFlat lid, 4 wooden handles,

natural finish exterior, no varnish

Cotton interior

Adult size

Interior: length 75″ x width 21″ x height 11″


Basic casket in agglomerated wood

Flat lid, 2X1 black material handles

no exterior finish

no pillow and no interior

Adult size Interior: length 74″ x Width 21″ x Height 12″


** Average prices on the market for information only and are not guaranteed

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