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.
2020 CEREMONIES AND COVID-19
Due to health concerns related to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Remembrance Day ceremonies in Maple Ridge are happening as a virtual event in 2020.
For more information regarding the virtual proceedings and where to tune in on Remembrance Day, visit the City of Maple Ridge‘s website.
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 ongoing worldwide pandemic, the ceremony will be a virtual event in 2020.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your Remembrance Day experience in Maple Ridge.
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.
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.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s November Calendar
- Free November Events
- Vancouver Rainy Day Activities
- Lower Mainland Christmas Craft Fairs