Where to go for Remembrance Day in Greater Victoria?

There will be ceremonies taking place at various locations around the Capital Region, most beginning at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

It’s a day that many reserve for peace and quiet reflection.

This year, Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday. Thousands of people will mark the occasion by attending ceremonies at locations all over Greater Victoria, including the cenotaph located at the foot of Government and Belleville Streets, on the grounds of the BC Legislature.

As a Commonwealth nation, Remembrance Day in Canada commemorates its members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. They have been memorialized on this date since 1918, signifying the end of the First World War nearly one hundred years ago.

The official national ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but in Greater Victoria there are a number of municipalities taking part.

READ MORE: Millennials more likely to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies

READ MORE: Victoria poppy fund volunteers ready for Remembrance Day

9 a.m.

  • LANGFORD – Aboriginal Remembrance Day Ceremony, Goldstream Park

10 a.m.

  • COBBLE HILL – Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Avenue. To be followed by a ceremony behind the community hall at the Liberation Park Cenotaph

10:55 a.m.

  • DUNCAN – Charles Hoey Memorial Park, Canada Ave.
  • ESQUIMALT – Memorial Park Cenotaph, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.
  • LANTZVILLE – Lantzville Royal Canadian Legion, 7225 Lantzville Rd.
  • NANAIMO – Cenotaph, 85 Front St.
  • OAK BAY- War Memorial, Beach Drive, Uplands Park
  • PARKSVILLE – Mount Arrowsmith Legion, 146 Hirst Ave.
  • SAANICH – Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Ave.
  • SIDNEY – Town Hall, 2440 Sidney Ave.
  • SOOKE – Sooke Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd.
  • VICTORIA – City of Victoria Cenotaph (Legislature Building), 501 Belleville Street AND Ross Bay Cemetery, 1495 Fairfield Rd.
  • WEST SHORE – Veterans Memorial Park located at the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway
  • COLWOOD – Italian Garden at Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd.
  • METCHOSIN – March from the Metchosin Fire Hall, 4440 Happy Valley Rd., to the St. Mary the Virgin Heritage Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, millions of people around the world will take a moment to remember those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

The moment of remembrance begins with the bugling of “Last Post” immediately before 11 a.m., signifying the gun salute and followed by two minutes of silence. Wreaths and poppies are then placed in memory of those no longer with us.

Just Posted

‘Emma Fillipoff Is (still) Missing’

New podcast sheds some light on five-year-old case of missing Victoria woman

Tenant relocation plan recommended in Victoria city staff report

City to consider renter protection program Thursday

Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

New safety doors aim to protect transit drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

VIDEO: Sooke man attempts to break world record in squats to fundraise for B.C. children’s hospital

‘I’m definitely a little nervous but I know in my heart that I’ll be able to finish,’ says Kris Winther

Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

Canadian initiative fuelled by Terry Fox’s dream may be only hope for young cancer patients

Young cancer patients in rural or remote areas did not always get the testing available

Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among Nassar’s victims

Cougar spotted in Saanich

Saanich Police received a report of a cougar sighting in the 600… Continue reading

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

Local businesses help by replace aging wheels

Collabortive effort assists with charitable deliveries

EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

Liberal government makes big promises, if people are willing to wait

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

Most Read