In recognition of Remembrance Day, honouring the contributions and sacrifices that Canada’s Veterans have made, the City of Vancouver will host the following events on Friday, November 11, 2016.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade will begin on Friday, November 11 at 9:45am at the Victory Square Cenotaph at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street.

Ceremony program

The program begins with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande starting at 9:45am.

At 10:00am veterans, military marching units and bands will be led to Victory Square by the Vancouver Flag Party. The cenotaph ceremony starts at 10:30am.

At 11:00am the Last Post will be sounded. There will be Two Minutes of Silence, during which a 21-gun salute by the 15th Field Artillery Regiment will be heard from Portside Park. Lament and Rouse will follow. The RCAF will conduct a fly-past moments later, weather permitting. The enduring In Flanders Fields will then be sung by the Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande and wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph.

A feature will be a combined performance by the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

Parade route

The main parade will march Route 2, marching west along Hastings past the reviewing stand between Homer and Richards, turning right at Richards, east on Cordova, then south on Cambie.

The veterans section of the parade will march Route 1, marching west along Hastings Street past the reviewing stand and disperse.

Additional ceremonies throughout Vancouver

Remembrance Day observances will also take place in different communities throughout the city on November 11.



Memorial South Park Cenotaph @ 41st Avenue and Windsor Street 10:30am
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club @ 3811 Point Grey Road (can be viewed from Hastings Mill Park) 10:30am
Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park 10:40am
Grandview Park @ 1200 block of Commercial Drive 10:45am
CRAB Park at Portside 10:55am
Chinatown Memorial @ Keefer at Columbia streets 12:30pm

Last modified: January 1, 2017

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