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North Vancouver’s Cates Park Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day at Cates Park

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.

Click Remembrance Day in City of North Van or Remembrance Day in West Vancouver for information about those two events. For details about the ceremony at Cates Park, see below.

Cates Park on Remembrance Day
Cates Park after the Remembrance Day ceremony

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.

Remembrance Day Weekend Activities

Other Information

For information about November 11th events in other Lower Mainland municipalities click Remembrance Day in Metro Vancouver.

To learn about the region and other things to do in the immediate area, click North Vancouver or Vancouver’s North Shore.