On November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the First World War came to an end. It lasted over four years, killed or injured nearly 30 million military personnel and devastated some of the world’s biggest empires. It changed the future of people, countries and continents.

Canada’s contribution was significant, unprecedented and costly. The country came out proud and victorious, heading towards national autonomy within the British Commonwealth, while mourning the loss or injury of 250,000 Canadians.

Throughout November, we invite you to join us to REMEMBER.

I Remember

The Canadian War Museum is the ideal place to learn more about Canada’s military history and remember Canadians’ service, sacrifice and loss.

How will you remember? Let us know on Facebook or on Twitter.

Memorial Hall Visitation and Webcast on November 11, 2014

10:40 a.m.
Memorial Hall
Tickets available at 9:30 a.m.

On Remembrance Day, at exactly 11 a.m. EST, sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to frame the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier. A limited number of free tickets will be available as of 9:30 a.m. at the Information Desk. No reservations are permitted.

This moving event will also be broadcast within the Museum and streamed live on this page.

Please return to this page on November 11, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. EST to view a live webcast of the light in Memorial Hall at the War Museum.

Join Us for Remembrance Week Activities

Free admission to the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday, November 11.

You can also consult our program calendar for our Remembrance Week activities


Fighting in Flanders

Gas. Mud. MemoryMore Information

First World War Centenary

First World War CentenaryMore Information
Supply Line

Additional Resources

Canada and the First World War

Over the Top

Spot the Differences

Imjin Gardens

Map of Korea

Remembrance Day