Remember and reflect in recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day at the Royal BC Museum


VICTORIA, BC — A special series of films, events and resources have been compiled in recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8, and Remembrance Day, November 11. Join the Royal BC Museum and IMAX ® Victoria as we remember those who have served and sacrificed for their country.


Remembering World War I

  • November 9, 9:10–9:50 AM and 12–1 PM, online, free
  • Join the Royal BC Museum’s history collections manager Paul Ferguson for a Remembering World War I livestream. Two free digital programs will explore various World War I locations that are significant to British Columbians. Join Paul online at  9:10 AM for an  event specially targeted to educators and students in grades 6-9, or at 12 PM for learners of all ages. Registration required.



  • November 10, 11, 12, 7:15 PM, IMAX® Victoria
  • Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk recounts the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and France during one of the fiercest battles in World War II. The film opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces, trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Tickets available through box office and at


Remembrance Day Recital

  • November 11, 12–12:45 PM, onsite, Carillon Tower
  • A live concert of wartime music will be played from atop of the Netherlands Centennial Carillon on the museum precinct by provincial carillonneur Rosemary Laing following the conclusion of the ceremony at the cenotaph at the BC Legislature Building around 12 PM.

The critically acclaimed Victoria Children’s Choir will also perform a special Remembrance Day concert in Clifford Carl Hall on the ground floor of the Royal BC Museum from 12:30–12:50 PM. It’s free to attend and registration is not required.


For those interested in learning more about the significant events surrounding World War I and II, a number of resources are available through the Learning Portal and the museum YouTube channel.  


Additionally, a Learning Portal playlist has been created for National Aboriginal Veterans Day, a day of recognition for the thousands of First Peoples, Inuit and Metis who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

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