Remembrance Day in Victoria
Visiting Victoria around Remembrance Day is a unique experience that should not be missed!
Home to Canada’s navy, Victoria has a historic military background. On November 11, we remember the tens of thousands of Canadians who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. In their honour, there are several attractions to see around BC’s capital to learn about our rich history:
- Visit the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum – Permanent exhibits at this museum, located in the Esquimalt navy base, include Canada’s Navy on the West Coast; Canadian Women’s Army Corps; Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service; and the West Coast Defenses. Visit this still-active navy base to learn about the Canadian military’s past and present functions.
- Visit the BC Aviation Museum – Spend a day out in Sidney, a quaint small town just over 20 kilometers away from Victoria, and check out the BC Aviation Museum. With a collection of rebuilt, restored, and replica planes, including three WW2 combat planes, this museum is full of military history.
- Take a walk around Fort Rodd Hill – Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is one of the most beautiful landscapes near Victoria and is the home of the Fisgard Lighthouse. Built-in 1860, the lighthouse was a beacon for the British Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron and is well-preserved.
To our military, thank you for keeping us safe!