Remembrance Day

Event Type
City-supported
Contact
Special Events Office
Phone
705-739-4285
Email
events@barrie.ca

Every year, Barrie's Royal Canadian Legion Branch and the City of Barrie join communities across Canada in commemorating Remembrance Day​.​ 

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we observe a moment of silence to honour all who have fallen and acknowledge the courage of those who have served for our freedom. This year marks the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Free Transit for Veterans

Veterans ride Barrie Transit free of charge along with one companion all day on Remembrance Day. Simply show Barrie Transit operators anything that proves you’re a veteran.

Remembrance Day Vigil

7pm–Midnight November 10
Memorial Square

Five cadets in rotating shifts will stand vigil at the Cenotaph in Memorial Square

Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony

Friday, November 11 at 10 am
Parade from Dunlop/Mulcaster to Five Points & Ceremony at Memorial Square

The annual parade will start along Dunlop Street at Mulcaster and march to the Five Points intersection halting in front of the Cenotaph in Memorial Square for the ceremony. Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11 am followed by the ceremony and laying of wreaths. A Feu De Joie (blank gunfire consisting of a rifle salute) will take place.

Road Closures

In order to safely facilitate the Remembrance Day Ceremony & Parade, the following road closures with no on-street parking will be in effect from 6:00am to approximately 12:30pm on November 11th:

  • Dunlop Street from Clapperton Street to Mulcaster Street
  • Dunlop Street from Mulcaster Street to Poyntz Street
  • Owen Street from Collier Street to Dunlop Street

Wreaths

If members of the community, local organizations or businesses would like to lay a wreath at the Memorial Square Cenotaph, they are asked to make arrangements in advance with the Legion. Following the ceremony, wreaths will be respectfully placed at the Cenotaph.

Removal of the wreaths is planned to take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 4pm (this is subject to change). Any wreaths left onsite will be removed on that day/time and be disposed of. Anyone wishing to pick up their wreaths must do so prior to. 

2022 Flags

The City honours, remembers and commemorates Barrie’s fallen soldiers by featuring pictures of local veterans on flags temporarily displayed throughout Meridian Place and around the entire waterfront to Tiffin Street. For the 2022 campaign, 24 new flags were added to the series. 

View map of Featured Flags

Flags along streetside near Meridian Place

Other Ways to Remember

​The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.​​