Canadians interested in Canadian Daily Record in trenches near Lens. February, 1918/PA-002403. Photo courtesy of the Vimy Foundation.
On November 11th, Edmonton will commemorate the centennial anniversary of THE ARMISTICE. A Tribute to mark the end of the First World War. The event will be a remarkable experience for all ages.
Join us for a day of commemoration and celebration.
A WW1 Tribute Ceremony with Loyal Edmonton Honour Guard at the Alberta Legislature Plaza
Bring your family’s WW1 stories and share them at the WW1 Memory Wall
Visit with WW1 soldier interpreters and hear their stories of the Great War and their homecoming
Visit the tanks!
See the Lord Strathcona Regiment Horses and Corral
Walk the John McCrae Poppy Labyrinth and leave a message for the next 100 years
See the Menin Gate: Re-imagined
Explore exhibits at the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre plaza and pavilion.
Collect the WW1 Edmonton Bulletin – the “original” homepage - a reproduction of our city’s first newspaper front page
Listen for the Bells of Armistice, rung throughout Alberta
A defining moment for Canada: Share your WW1 story
WW1 Blog: Leaving/Battle/Homecoming
Vimy Cards & Soldier stories
Young men from across Canada, including many from Edmonton, fought in this defining battle.
Join your fellow Canadians in honouring the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War
The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War, co-edited by historians and authors Adriana Davies and Jeff Keshen, provides information about the war front and the home front. Many letters, diaries and memoirs describe the horrors of war but also a commitment to serve king and country.