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.
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
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.
Join Us for Remembrance Week Activities
- Behind the Battles – First World War Soldier’s Kit: November 7 to 30
- Remembrance Activities: November 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
- Theatre Performance – Where Poppies Blow: November 7 and 8
- Meet the Artist – Lest We Forget CANADA! Mural: November 8, 9, 10 and 11
- Witness to History: November 11
- A Musical Presentation – The Great Songs of the Great War: November 11
- Film Screenings: November 11
- Broadcast of the Official Remembrance Day Ceremony from the National War Memorial: November 11
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: November 11
- Royal Canadian Mint: November 11
- Remembrance Day Tours: November 11
Free admission to the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday, November 11.
You can also consult our program calendar for our Remembrance Week activities