Remembrance Day ceremonies set to return to form Friday

After two years of adaptation ceremonies due to the pandemic, Remembrance Day sees the return of full-scale activities. Below is a list of the many services taking place in Greater Victoria on 11 November.


Provincial capital begins ceremony at Legislative Yuan’s monument at 10:30 a.m.

The nearby Royal BC Museum will also be hosting a free performance by the Victorian Children’s Choir on November 11 from 12:30pm to 1pm.


Esquimalt residents are invited to join members of the Royal Canadian Navy, Cadets, Royal Canadian Regiment, Boy Scouts of Canada and Royal New Zealand Navy for a ceremony at Memorial Park from 10am to noon.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Admirals and Esquimalt roads, travel through the community, and end at the monument in Memorial Park.

oak bay

Oak Bay is offering virtual and in-person ceremonies this year at 10:55 a.m. at Monument on Beach Boulevard

During the ceremony, 2,800 blocks of Beach Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The ceremony can be viewed live at

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Central Saanic

Remembrance Day services in Central Saanich begin at 10.45am and take place at the Monument at Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay at 10.50am.


The Saanich ceremony returns as a virtual event two years later.All are invited to the monument outside Saanich City Hall from 10:45 am to 11:45 am

Following the parade, wreaths will be laid by active and retired military, police, fire and local community groups. Groups who want to lay a wreath will have a designated time after the ceremony.

Organizations wishing to lay a wreath can contact event coordinator Sarah Faria at [email protected]

There will be no receptions this year and City Hall will be closed to the public. Parking and seating will be limited.


The 91st Division of the Royal Canadian Regiment will once again host a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Langford (corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Gold Brook Drive).

The ceremony, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is expected to be larger than the events of the past two years.

The parade will march from Station Avenue to the park’s monument, but not out of the park, as in past events.

After the service, the regiment will set up a tent in the parking lot of the nearby Gold Creek Masonic Hall, where snacks and refreshments will be served as the branch building is undergoing renovations.

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