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Remembrance Day in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is commemorated in Maple Ridge on November 11th with a parade along 224th Street and a ceremony at the Cenotaph at Memorial Peace Park.

For information about other Remembrance Day ceremonies at venues across the Lower Mainland, click Remembrance Day Events. Continue reading though for details about the Maple Ridge event in normal years.


Maple Ridge Remembrance Day

Similar to November 11th events in other municipalities, the City of Maple Ridge usually honors Remembrance Day with a parade followed by traditional formal ceremonies.

In years when there isn’t a pandemic, the day begins with a parade at 10:30 am starting at the Maple Ridge Legion at 2101-224th Street. The parade then makes its way down 224th Street to the cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park (near City Hall).

The official ceremony begins at 11:00 am in normal years with the singing of the national anthem. It also includes a reading of the names of fallen soldiers, the laying of wreaths, a reading of the poem “In Flanders Fields” and the playing of the Last Post. At 11:30 am the ceremony typically concludes with the lowering of the flags to half mast.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Remembrance Day ceremonies in Maple Ridge happened as virtual events in 2020 and 2021. Those who wished to lay a wreath at the cenotaph were able to do so, provided they maintained social distancing from others.

In 2022 the ceremonies are open to the public. This year’s schedule is the same as it was prior to COVID-19. The parade starts at 10:30 am and is followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am. The flags are lowered at 11:30 am.


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Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your Remembrance Day experience in Maple Ridge.

TIP #1: If the weather is good, check out any of the parks close by. Golden Ears Provincial Park, Pitt Lake and Kanaka Creek Regional Park are all beautiful in the fall.

TIP #2: There are multiple road closures for this event so make sure to check online before you drive anywhere. The City of Maple Ridge has posted a helpful map online outlining all of the challenges. Click November 11th Road Closures for details.

TIP #3: Try to take public transit or walk to this event if you can. Parking is limited, and spaces fill up fast, so if you are planning to drive either arrive early or find a spot farther away and walk.


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Other Information

See the City of Maple Ridge‘s website for more details about the above event.

Click Lower Mainland Remembrance Day Events for details about November 11th ceremonies in other communities.

For a list of other activities taking place on the same weekend, check out our Remembrance Day Weekend article.

For ideas about other things to do in the area see our article about Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge.

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