Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Vancouver, BC

World War One claimed the lives of 66,000 Canadian soldiers who fought to provide us with the freedom that we are blessed to enjoy today. In 1918, after four years of brutal war, the World remained its peace at the the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Remembrance Day Parade
Photo Credit – Flickr User: Kashmera

November 11th, 2014, will be a time to remember those who defended our freedom and below is a list of ceremonies you can attend to show your respect.

Victory Square – Vancouver

The Victory Square Ceremony, which has been running since 1924, is Vancouver’s longest running annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. The ceremony’s parade typically attracts thousands of spectators.

Location: Victory Square Cenotaph

  • 8:00AM. – Lighting of Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza
  • 10:00AM– The parade of veterans, military marching units and bands will arrive at Victory Square
  • 10:30AM – Ceremony begins
  • 11:00– Playing of Last Post, two minutes of silence, 21-gun salute

Crab Park – Vancouver

Location: Crab Park
Time: 10:30AM

Chinatown – Vancouver

Location: Keefer & Columbia Street
Time: 12:30PM

Grandview – Vancouver

Location: Grandview Park
Time: 10:45AM

Memorial Park – Vancouver

Location: Memorial Park Cenotaph
Time: 10:30AM

Stanley Park – Vancouver

Location: Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park
Time: 10:40AM

Yacht Club – Vancouver

Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Time: 11:00AM