Remembrance Day Events all over the Lower Mainland

Remembrance Day in Abbotsford

    A parade is followed by the laying of wreaths at Thunderbird Square on Veterans Way behind the City Hall by the Clearbrook Library. The parade will begin to form on November 11 at about 10:30 am at the corner of Garden and Simon Streets.

Remembrance Day in Burnaby

    The parade in North Burnaby begins at 10:45 am from the Safeway parking lot at 4440 Hastings Street and is followed by a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Confederation Park Cenotaph.
    Remembrance Day events in South Burnaby include a parade starting at 10:30 am at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Bennett Street and a service at 11 am at the Cenotaph at the corner of Nelson and Jubilee Street in Jubilee Park.

Remembrance Day in Coquitlam

    The Remembrance Day procession in Coquitlam starts at 9:45 am by Como Lake Middle School at 1121 King Albert Avenue and proceeds down Winslow Avenue to the Cenotaph on Veteran’s Way at the east end of Blue Mountain Park starting at around 10:40. The parade is then followed by ceremonies at the Cenotaph.

Remembrance Day in Delta

    There is a Remembrance Day parade in South Delta (Ladner) on November 11th starting at around 10:15 am from the Legion at 4896 Delta Street and finishing at the Cenotaph at Ladner Memorial Park at 5010-47th Avenue in time for a ceremony at 10:45. Parking is available near both the park and the Legion. The parade is actually more of a procession of kids and their parents than a full parade, but nice for members of the local community.

    There is also a Remembrance Day ceremony in Tsawwassen at Century Square at 1835 56th Street at around 1:30 pm. At that event the Delta Police Pipe Band often performs and there are light refreshments after the ceremony.

Remembrance Day in Fort Langley

    Remembrance Day ceremonies in the historic town of Fort Langley take place at the gardens across from Saint Andrews Cemetery at 23105 Glover Road. At the event the public is invited to walk through the garden and often plant a few poppy seeds or light a candle in memory of those who have died and served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
    Suggestion: After the ceremony go for a stroll or bike ride along the river or go visit the historic fort.

Remembrance Day in Langley

    The parade on November 11th in Langley usually starts at 10:25 am at the Legion which is located at 20570 56th Avenue. The parade then proceeds to Douglas Park where the ceremonies continue at the new cenotaph site and include the traditional moment of silence at 11 am.

Remembrance Day in Maple Ridge

    Traditionally the parade in Maple Ridge starts at 10:30 in the morning from the Legion Building at 12101-224th Street and proceeds to the cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park near City Hall where the official ceremony takes place.

Remembrance Day at Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries
Remembrance Day in New Westminster

    The ceremony typically takes place in BC’s former colonial capital at the Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries at the corner of 6th and Queens. Usually following the ceremony there is a parade to the Cenotaph at the front of City Hall where the traditional two minutes of silence and wreath laying occur. Note that the doors to the Armouries close at 9:45 am so participants need to assemble by 9:30.

Remembrance Day in North Vancouver

    The Remembrance Day parade and ceremony in North Vancouver is a fair-sized affair, although smaller than the one in downtown Vancouver at Victory Square and the main ones in municipalities like Richmond and Surrey. The North Vancouver event begins at the Armoury at Forbes Avenue and 15th Street and proceeds to the Victoria Park Cenotaph on East Keith Road near Lonsdale Avenue. The parade usually begins shortly before 9:30 and the ceremonies go until around 11:30 am. Click Remembrance Day in North Van for details.

    In addition to the Victoria Park service, often Remembrance Day ceremonies also take place at Cates Park at 4141 Dollarton Highway starting at 10:30 am.
    Suggestion: While on the North Shore check out any of North Vancouver‘s world-class attractions and parks including Lynn Canyon Park, Deep Cove, Lonsdale Quay and Rice Lake.

Remembrance Day in Richmond

    In Richmond typically there is a parade on November 11th at 10:20 am followed by a ceremony at the Cenotaph on the east side of Richmond City Hall (at 6911 Minoru Blvd.) at 11 am which will include 2 minutes of silence and a laying of wreaths. Ending at about noon, in past years the ceremony also included a performance of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by the RC Palmer Secondary School Choir, as well as buglers and pipers playing the Last Post, Lament and Reveille. Click Richmond Remembrance Day Ceremony for further details.

Surrey Remembrance Day

    Ceremonies take place at the Cloverdale Cenotaph by the Surrey Museum at 17710 56A Avenue from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. After the official ceremony there is a short procession along 176a Street. Also, event activities include “peaceful crafts” for children, opportunities to write postcards to veterans, and the showing of Second World War films in the museum’s theatre. Click Remembrance Day in Cloverdale for more details.

Remembrance Day in Vancouver

Remembrance Day events take place in a number of locations around Vancouver on November 11, including at the Cenotaph at Victory Square downtown and in Stanley Park at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial.

    The ceremony at the Cenotaph at Victory Square is particularly impressive. Starting at about 9:45 am and taking place at the park at the corner of West Hastings Street and Cambie.  In the past, the service included a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir, the sounds of a 21-gun salute by the 15th Field Artillery Regiment firing from Portside Park, and a Royal Canadian Air Force fly-past, weather permitting. Click Downtown Parade and Ceremony for more information.

    The ceremony at the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph in Stanley Park starts at around 10:40 am. What’s special about this service is that it takes place in Stanley Park which is especially stunning this time of year with its fall colours.

Remembrance Day in West Vancouver

    The Remembrance Day parade and service in West Vancouver usually takes place from about 10:30 am until noon on Marine Drive at 20th Street by Memorial Park.

Other Information

For information on other 2018 Remembrance Day services in Metro Vancouver and other parts of BC, check out the Canadian Legion website. In total there are close to three dozen events in the Lower Mainland alone.

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