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Remembrance Day Weekend in Metro Vancouver in 2022

Remembrance Day Events

There is a lot happening in Vancouver over the Remembrance Day weekend most years including various winter markets and November 11th parades and ceremonies.

In addition to events commemorating past wars and paying respects to men and women who have fought for our country, there are other events on the holiday weekend too.

This year there is the Beyond King Tut exhibition at Canada Place, a number of events at North Vancouver breweries (as part of Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week), and shows with the Chutzpah Festival. In addition to a few Holiday Markets, there are also Remembrance Day concerts with groups like the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and Chor Leoni.

See below for information about what’s happening in the Lower Mainland on the weekend of November 11th to 13th in 2022. First we list Remembrance Day ceremonies happening on November 11th in various communities. After that we provide lists of non-Remembrance Day activities on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend.

 

Christmas Craft Fairs

Chor Leoni Remembrance Day Concerts

 

November Remembrance Day Weekend

Remembrance Day in 2022 is on a Friday. Last year, because of COVID-19, most ceremonies were for smaller groups and by invitation only. Most ceremonies are open to the public this year.

Below is a list of what happens in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland over the holiday weekend. The list includes Remembrance Day ceremonies, craft and winter markets, and other events and activities.

For a list of November 11th events at specific locations throughout the region, click Lower Mainland Remembrance Day Venues.

 

North Vancouver Remembrance Day Parade
Remembrance Day Parade in North Vancouver

 

Remembrance Day Events

Listed below are Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies taking place in the Lower Mainland on November 11th. Details for some events are to be confirmed.

  • Burnaby – ceremonies at both Confederation Park in North Burnaby and Bonsor Park in South Burnaby.
  • Coquitlam – a procession followed by a ceremony by Como Lake School and Blue Mountain Park.
  • Fort Langley – ceremonies at the Fort Langley Cemetery.
  • Maple Ridge – a parade along 224th Street and ceremonies at the Memorial Peace Park
  • New Westminster – ceremonies and a parade in and around the Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries.
  • City of North Vancouver – a parade from the Armoury and ceremonies at Victoria Park.
  • District of North Vancouver – a maritime-themed event at Cates Park.
  • Pitt Meadows – a parade along Harris Road and ceremonies at Spirit Square.
  • Port Coquitlam – a parade from the community centre followed by a service at Veterans Park outside Port Coquitlam City Hall.
  • Port Moody – a parade, ceremony and other activities in Port Moody.
  • Richmond – a parade and ceremony at the Cenotaph by Richmond City Hall at 6911 Minoru Boulevard.
  • Surrey – ceremonies and family-friendly activities at the Cenotaph by the Surrey Museum in Cloverdale at 17710 56A Avenue.
  • Vancouver – a parade and ceremony at the Victory Square Cenotaph at the corner of West Hastings and Cambie Street. A smaller event also takes place at Stanley Park, and another happens at the University of British Columbia.
  • West Vancouver – a parade and ceremony on Marine Drive in West Vancouver.

In addition to the above, there are also many other Remembrance Day events that take place throughout the Lower Mainland the morning of November 11th most years.

For a more complete list of event venues and additional information see our article about Vancouver on Remembrance Day.

 

Canadian Mountie on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day in Pitt Meadows

 

Other Remembrance Day Weekend Events

Remembrance Day is on a Friday in 2022. This means that it’s the first day of a long weekend. For those looking for different events to take part in on November 11th and the following days, below are some options.

 

Friday, November 11th, 2022

  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – a Remembrance Day-themed concert at the South Delta Baptist Church.
  • We Sang Our SongsChor Leoni performs its Remembrance Day concerts at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver.
  • Circle Craft Market – a Christmas market with over 300 Canadian artists and artisans at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (Today at 11 am there is likely a moment of silence and then bagpipes played to commemorate the importance of the day.)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – beer-themed events at local breweries take place at different venues in North Vancouver. Today’s featured event is a 3 DJ Set Party at Shaketown Brewing.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Jewish performing arts festival takes place at various Vancouver venues including the Norman Rothstein Theatre at 950 West 41st Avenue.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Seventeen – Vancouver’s Western Gold Theatre presents the North American premiere of the play by Matthew Whittet about teenagers, adulthood and adolescence.

 

Vancouver Christmas Market

 

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

  • Vancouver Christmas Market – the famous Christmas market in Jack Poole Plaza. There are vendors, a carousel, food stalls, and plenty more to explore.
  • Circle Craft Market – a Christmas market with over 300 Canadian artists and artisans at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is a great place to support local artists, get a start on your Christmas shopping and admire all kinds of crafty creations.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – beer-themed events at local breweries take place at different venues in North Vancouver. Today is an 80s Fancy Dress Party at Deep Cove Brewing & Distillers.
  • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – a free event with plenty of light displays to explore in Surrey’s Bear Creek Park in the evening.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre shows at Granville Island. These are geared more towards adults.
  • Seventeen – Vancouver’s Western Gold Theatre presents the North American premiere of the play by Matthew Whittet about teenagers, adulthood and adolescence.
  • Farmers Markets
    • Fort Langley Village Farmers Market – located in the parking lot outside St. Andrews Historic Church at 9025 Glover Road from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
    • Riley Park Farmers Market – located in both Riley Park as well as the parking lot of Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022

  • Vancouver Christmas Market – the famous Christmas market in Jack Poole Plaza. There are vendors, a carousel, food stalls, and plenty more to explore.
  • Circle Craft Market – a Christmas market with over 300 Canadian artists and artisans at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is a great place to support local artists, get a start on your Christmas shopping and admire all kinds of crafty creations.
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week – beer-themed events at local breweries take place at different venues in North Vancouver. Today’s featured event is a House Party at House of Funk.
  • Olde Farmhouse Market – a vintage market featuring dozens of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, jewellery, handmade goods and other home and garden treasures at Tradex in Abbotsford.
  • Bear Creek Park Light Festival – a free event with plenty of light displays to explore in Surrey’s Bear Creek Park in the evening.
  • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival at the Norman Rothstein Theatre.
  • Seventeen – Vancouver’s Western Gold Theatre presents the North American premiere of the play by Matthew Whittet about teenagers, adulthood and adolescence.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre shows at Granville Island. These are geared more towards adults.
  • Farmers Markets

 

Beyond King Tut

 

Other Information

For other events taking place this month check out the November Calendar.

To learn more about Remembrance Day see the Royal Canadian Legion‘s website.

To see what’s happening next month see our December Calendar.

Other articles that might be of interest include the following:

 

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