Each year, more than 3,500 white crosses are displayed along Memorial Drive to symbolize the thousands of soldiers from Southern Alberta who have died in action in various conflicts since the Boer War. Visit the site at any point to read the names, ranks, regiments, date of death and age of death of these soldiers. For a truly moving experience, visit at sunrise or sunset for the flag raising ceremony that takes place daily from November 1 to 10 (although the area near the Cenotaph will be restricted to invited attendees only). On the night of November 10, visit for the Night of Lights, where lanterns will be placed and lit in front of every cross (the Field of Crosses will be closed to the public on the 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to prepare for this). You can also watch the televised Remembrance Day service on November 11, which will be broadcast live from the Field of Crosses on Global Calgary.
Memorial Drive between 3 Street N.W. and Centre Street, fieldofcrosses.com
The Hangar Flight Museum’s Remembrance Day ceremony is a popular one. This year’s ceremony will take place in-person and it will be live streamed by CTV News on November 11. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The museum will be open to the public later from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., with admission by donation.
4629 McCall Way N.E., thehangarmuseum.ca
More than 33,000 CP employees have served, and Canadian Pacific continues to commemorate them with its annual Remembrance Day ceremony. This year’s ceremony is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. The service begins at 10:45 a.m., with light refreshments afterwards.
CP Memorial Square, 7550 Ogden Dale Rd. S.E., cpr.ca
This formal service will take place outside of the Military Museum. The service begins at 10 a.m. on November 11. After the service, the public are invited to lay their own wreaths. The museum also invites everyone to attend Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8 at 1 p.m., when there will be a pop-up exhibit in partnership with Glenbow chronicling the impact Indigenous veterans have had in our country.
4520 Crowchild Tr. S.W., themilitarymuseums.ca
In the Burnswest Theatre at Fort Calgary, a ceremony honouring those who have fought for the country will be happening on November 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. Commemorative addresses from Reverend Larry J. Nicolay (Cpl., Ret.) and George Pambrum (Sgt. Major, Ret.) of the Métis Nation of Alberta will precede the ceremony, with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. This service is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
750 9 Ave. S.E., fortcalgary.com