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Remembrance Day Weekend in Metro Vancouver

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 bravely for our country, there are other events on the holiday weekend too.

During 2023’s Remembrance Day, there are a number of events at North Vancouver breweries (as part of Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week), and shows with the Chutzpah Festival. There are also Holiday Markets and 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 10th to 13th in 2023. First we list Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies happening on November 11th in various communities. After that we provide lists of other activities on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the long weekend.


Christmas Craft Fairs

Chor Leoni 2023 Boundless Concerts


November Remembrance Day Weekend

Remembrance Day in 2023 is on a Saturday. A couple of years ago, because of the pandemic, most ceremonies were for smaller groups and by invitation only. Since last year, however, most ceremonies are once again open to the public.

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
Parade in North Vancouver


Remembrance Day Events

Below are Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies taking place in the Lower Mainland on November 11th. Details about some of them 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 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 – ceremonies and a procession at Spirit Square.
  • Port Coquitlam – a parade along Shaughnessy Street followed by a service at Veterans Park.
  • 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 Saturday in 2023. This means that the following Monday is the statutory holiday, which makes it 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 10th, 2023


Chutzpah! Festival

Vancouver's North Shore Craft Beer Week

Vancouver Diwali Boat Party Festival


Saturday, November 11th, 2023


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Circle Craft Market


Sunday, November 12th, 2023


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Monday, November 13th, 2023


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.

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