Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Niagara (2023)

Remembrance Day is the time of the year when pay a special honour to Canadians who served—and died—for their country. While most Remembrance Day ceremonies in Niagara take place on November 11th, some towns may hold earlier services.

This list will become updated when more information becomes available. 

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Niagara

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Last updated: November 5, 2023

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About Remembrance Day

Originally called Armistice Day, Canadians recognize Remembrance Day every November 11th at 11:00 am; on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

This date and time marks the end of hostilities during the First World War. It is also an opportunity to recall and honour all of those who have served Canada – and continue to serve – during times of war, conflict and peace.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Niagara are normally held at community cenotaphs and war memorials, schools, and other public spaces.

Two minutes of silence at 11:00 am, while playing the Last Post, a recitation of In Flanders Fields, and wearing poppies are all ways to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Two Minutes of Silence on Remembrance Day

At 11 a.m. on November 11 in Canada, we pause in a silent moment for two minutes to honour those who have died serving our country during war and peacekeeping efforts. 

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served throughout our nation’s history, and more than 118,000 made the ultimate sacrifice.

Where are Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place in Niagara?

The following is a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Niagara. 

It’s a good idea to arrive early to find parking and a place to stand for these ceremonies, as they can fill up quickly. Some street accesses may be closed due to parades and ceremonies.

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Remembrance Day ceremonies in Grimsby

  • Grimsby Cenotaph, Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray Street, November 11, 10:30 am.

Beamsville Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Beamsville Cenotaph (Jacob Beam Public School), 5048 King St, November 11, 10:45 am.
Beamsville cenotaph

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Jordan

  • Jordan Lion’s Park Cenotaph at 2769 Fourth Ave, Jordan Station, Wednesday November 8, 10:45 am.

Don’t miss the Poppy Project – a powerful visual statement of remembrance for all those who have served- at the Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre, located at 3800 Main Street in Jordan, on display from November 3 – November 11.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Smithville

  • Cenotaph service, 172 St. Catharines Street, November 11, 10:30 am. Free lunch to follow.
Smithville United Church
Smithville United Church Poppy Project (2022)

St Catharines Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Parade at St. Catharines City Hall to the ceremony at Memorial Park Cenotaph, 6 St. Paul St West, November 11 at 10:45 am. Parade starts at 10:00 am at City Hall with wreath laying.
  • Parade starts at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 (138 Chestnut St) and marches to the Cenotaph at 343 Merritt St, November 11, 10:30 am. Remembrance Day service at 11:00 am at the Cenotaph.
  • Parade starts at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350 (57 Lakeport Rd) to Port Dalhousie Cenotaph (Main St & Ann St), November 5, 11:00 am.

Thorold Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Cenotaph service at Memorial Park, 13 Albert St E, November 11 at 10:55 am.
Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre Poppy Project (2023)

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Niagara Falls

  • Cenotaph service beside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Fairview Cemetery, 4501 Stanley Ave, November 11, 10:45 am.

Niagara Falls will also be lit up in red on Remembrance Day from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Niagara-on-the-Lake poppy project
Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake (2022)

Niagara-on-the-Lake Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Queen Street Cenotaph, 26 Queen St, November 11, 10:45 am
  • Brock’s Cenotaph at Niagara Parkway and Queenston Street (Queenston), November 11, 10:45 am

Don’t miss the beautiful NOTL Poppy Project at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum, on display at 43 Castlereagh Street from November 2 – November 13.

Niagara-on-the-Lake poppy project remembrance day ceremonies
NOTL Poppy Project (2022)

Welland Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Legion Branch 4, 383 Morningstar Ave, November 11, 10:30 am
  • Welland Cenotaph in Chippawa Park, November 11, 10:30 am

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Fort Erie

These ceremonies are unconfirmed as of November 5th.

  • Stevensville Memorial Hall, 2508 Stevensville Rd, November 5, 2:00 pm
  • Ridgeway Memorial Cemetery Cenotaph, Farr Avenue and Gorham Road, November 11, 11:00 am
  • Mather Arch, Niagara Parks Commission, Lakeshore Road, November 11, 2:00 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake remembrance day
Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake (2022)

Port Colborne Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Cenotaph at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, 143-179 Sugarloaf St, November 11, 10:30 am followed by a light lunch.
  • Cenotaph at Cedar Bay Centennial Park, 2767 Vimy Rd (St. John’s Lutheran Church), November 11, 11:00 am.

Fonthill and Pelham Remembrance Day ceremonies

  • Fonthill Legion, Veterans Park, 141 Hwy. 20 E, November 11, 10:45am.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Wainfleet

  • Wainfleet Cenotaph, 31940 Highway 3 , November 11, 10:45 am.

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