North Shore Remembrance Day events take place in West Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and, in the District of North Vancouver, at Cates Park.
The City of North Vancouver holds its main event at Victory Park just off Lonsdale Avenue, and the District of West Vancouver holds its at Memorial Park on Marine Drive.
Remembrance Day in Cates Park
The City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver are two separate municipalities and they each have their own Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th each year.
The District of North Vancouver has its main Remembrance Day event at Cates Park which is located at 4141 Dollarton Highway just a short drive from the village of Deep Cove.
The ceremony there usually starts at around 10:30 am. It attracts several hundred people and includes the usual 2 minutes of silence, a prayer, a short talk by a local dignitary or two, and the laying of wreathes. An area choir also often sings.
Cates Park itself is a beautiful venue, so a nice place to explore or enjoy a picnic after the ceremony (assuming good weather). There is a pier, walking trails along the waterfront and a giant kids’ playground.
For information about November 11th events in other Lower Mainland municipalities click Remembrance Day in Metro Vancouver.