A list of ceremonies, events and activities happening in & around Calgary to honour and remember our veterans.
Though most events are online, there are still some ways you can pay your respects in-person this year.
Field of Crosses Memorial Project
There is a park reserved along Calgary’s Memorial Drive for 3,000 white crosses which are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12th. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action.
This year park will be closed to the public from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on November 11th. The ceremony is by invite only.
November 1 – 11, 2020
Ceremony on Remembrance Day – Ceremony online. At 2:00 PM the park will open to the public but will be limited to 100 people on the field at any one time.
At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 10 there is a flag-raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses including a bugler and a piper. At sunset the flags are lowered.
Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St, Calgary | Public parking is available at the west end of the park.
Hanger Flight Museum Ceremony
The museum will be open for viewing after the ceremony from 1:00 pm until 5:00pm with admission by donation.
Remembrance Day Service from 10:57 AM to 11:30 AM on November 11th on CTV
Museum Admission: November 11 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Hanger Flight Museum
Remembrance Day at The Inn
Join the Chaplin Northcott for a blessing with a moment of silence for those who have served and fallen.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Inn on Officers’ Garden, 150 Dieppe Dr SW
Visit Battalion Park to pay your respects to the Fallen. Battalion Park was built to commemorate World War 1.
November 11, 2020 – Any time
Battalion Park, 3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W., west of Sarcee Tr.
The Military Museums
Remembrance Day service this year will be closed to the public. A virtual event will be live-streamed on Facebook page beginning at 10:20 am MT.
The museum will open its doors to the public after the Remembrance Day service at 1:00 pm and will close at 6:00 pm.
Remembrance Day Ceremony: Virtual on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:20 A.M
Museum Admission: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at The Military Museums
Central Memorial ParkThough there are no official ceremonies this year, you can visit the Cenotaph to pay your respects.
November 11, 2020 | Any time.
1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary
Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony
Canadian Pacific continues to pay tribute to the more than 33,000 CP employees who served in the last century’s two world wars. This tradition of service continues every year, with every CP locomotive sounding its whistle at 11:01 a.m. local time, if safe to do so, to start a moment of silence.
This year, CP will live stream a private ceremony in place of a public gathering to respect COVID-19 protocols, as set forth by Alberta Health Services. CP invites viewers to watch the ceremony virtually commencing at 10:45 MT.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:45 AM Online
Remembrance Day at Calgary Cemeteries
Go on a virtual tour of Calgary’s cemeteries. You can also visit them in-person to pay your respects.
Anytime - Online
Saving Private Ryan
Join for a special week-long remembrance day engagement of the academy award-winning film, Saving Private Ryan.
November 6 - 12.
Various Cineplex Theatres
Remembrance Day @ Okotoks
Visit the Okotoks Cenotaph to pay your respects.
November 11, 2020 - Anytime
Okotoks Cenotaph at Fredrick Price Park
Corner of Elma Street and Veterans Ave
The Liberation of Allied Prisoners of War Virtual Exhibit
Approximately 9,000 Canadian servicemen were captured by the enemy and held as prisoners of war during the war. Among them were three residents of the Foothills: Winston Parker, Donald Hall and Felix Noel. Winston and Donald served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and were captured after their respective aircrafts were shot down over occupied territory. Felix served with the Royal Canadian Army and was captured during the Dieppe Raid. All three men endured three years of unimaginable suffering first in the camps and then on heartless marches until their liberation in April of 1945.
Through Thursday, December 31, 2020 – 5:00 pm Online
Remembrance Day Cemetery Tour Banff
Explore the history of war-time Banff. The stories of hardship and heroism, citizens and soldiers are brought to life through this compelling guided tour of the Old Banff Cemetery.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Meet at the main gate of the Old Banff Cemetery, Buffalo St., Banff