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Remembrance Day services in Metro Vancouver for 2019

Remembrance Day 2017
A portrait is held aloft during Remembrance Day in 2017.

On Monday, November 11th, 2019, communities throughout Metro Vancouver will hold ceremonies to honour the men and women who have served (and continue to serve) and have given their lives for Canada for Remembrance Day. The weather is expected to be wet, so dress appropriately. Remember to wear your poppy in honour of Canada’s veterans.

CTV Vancouver (channel 4 on Shaw, channel 101 on Telus) will broadcast the service from Vancouver’s Victory Square live at 10:30 am PST.

  • Vancouver – Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square (West Hastings Street between Cambie and Hamilton streets). Starts at 10:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at North Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park (Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive). Starts at 10:40 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at South Burnaby Cenotaph in Bonsor Park (Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Surrey – Ceremony at Cloverdale Cenotaph at the Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives (17710 – 56A Avenue). Starts at 9:30 am PST.
  • New Westminster – Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of New Westminster City Hall (511 Royal Avenue). Starts at 10:30 am PST.
  • Richmond – Ceremony and Parade at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road). Parade leaves Minoru Park at 10:20 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:40 am PST.
  • Delta – Ceremony at North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84th Avenue). Starts at 10:40 am PST.
  • Delta – Parade and Ceremony at Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:45 am PST.
  • North Vancouver – Service and Parade at the North Vancouver Cenotaph (100 East Keith Road). Parade starts at 9:20 am PST, with the service at 10:45 am PST.
  • White Rock – Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at the White Rock City Hall Cenotaph. Parade begins at 10:30 am PST from Johnston Road at Roper Avenue.
  • Port Moody – Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony at 2425 St Johns Street. Parade and ceremony starts at 10:30 am PST; other events continue in the afternoon.

Canada Day events for 2016

A Canadian Forces exhibit at Canada Place in 2015
A Canadian Forces exhibit at Canada Place in 2015

Come and celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with events all around the Lower Mainland on Friday, July 1st. There are plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy: from parades, live music, food to nighttime fireworks displays. Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any festivities not included in the list below.

Remembrance Day 2015 Ceremonies

On Wednesday, November 11th, communities around Metro Vancouver will be holding ceremonies to honour the men and women who serve and have given their lives for Canada.

The Veterans Affairs Canada Calendar of Events web site has a searchable listing of additional events and memorials recognizing the sacrifices Canadians have made.

  • Vancouver – Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square (West Hastings Street between Cambie and Hamilton streets). Starts at 9:45 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at North Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park (Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive). Starts at 10:30 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at South Burnaby Cenotaph in Bonsor Park (Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue). Parade starts at 10:30 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • New Westminster – Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of New Westminster City Hall (511 Royal Avenue). Starts at 10:30 am PST.
  • Delta – Parade and Ceremony at Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:45 am PST.
  • Delta – Ceremony at North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84th Avenue). Starts at 10:40 am PST.
  • Surrey – Ceremony at Cloverdale Cenotaph at the Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives (17710 – 56A Avenue). Starts at 9:30 am PST.
  • Richmond – Ceremony and Parade at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road). Parade leaves Minoru Park at 10:20 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:40 am PST.
  • Coquitlam – A Remembrance Day service will be held at the Como Lake Middle School Auditorium (1121 King Albert Avenue) beginning at 9:30 am PST, followed by a parade from the Como Lake Middle School to the Cenotaph at 10:00 am PST and concluding with services at the Cenotaph in Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Avenue).
  • North Vancouver – The JP Fells Pipe Band will march from the Armories on 15th and Forbes Avenue at 9:30 am PST towards the Cenotaph at Victoria Park (100 East Keith Road) for the ceremony starting 10:30 am PST.
  • White Rock – A parade will start at 9:30 am PST leading to the wreath-laying ceremony at the White Rock Cenotaph (15322 Buena Vista Avenue).

Canada Day events for 2015

Crowds enjoying the festivities during Canada Day at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Crowds enjoying the festivities during Canada Day at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with events all around the Lower Mainland this July 1st. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our national flag, the red and white maple leaf. There will be plenty of things to do for the whole family including parades, live music, food and fireworks displays. Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any that may not be on the list.

Canada Day events 2014

Happy 147th Birthday, Canada!
Happy 147th Birthday, Canada!

Since July 1st falls on a Tuesday, that won’t stop communities around the Lower Mainland throwing parties for Canada’s birthday. A list of events throughout Metro Vancouver can be found below. Many locations will have live music, food, cultural exhibits and performances, rides, and of course fireworks! Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any that may not be on the list.

The Royal Hudson Returns

The Royal Hudson
The Royal Hudson in New Westminster

The Royal Hudson will be taking to the rails once again on Monday, February 8th, 2010, when she steams from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver out to White Rock for a number of events. The Royal Hudson will return to Pacific Central on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 after spending the night on the coast. Those who do not wish to stay over night will have the opportunity to take a motorcoach for their return journey.

Visit the West Coast Railway Association web site for more information and to book tickets.

Canada Day Events

Canadian Flag at Canada Place
Canadian Flag at Canada Place

There are numerous ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday this July 1st. The Vancouver area always have some good parties, but if you’re unsure of what to attend, check out some of the selection below. All events are family friendly.

This list is only a small selection of what’s happening on Canada Day. Check out your local newspaper for additional events in your area.