Procession and Ceremony

Following a motorcycle procession, participants of the National Memorial Ride gather at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood for a commemorative service.

Participants in the National Memorial Ride gather at the Canadian War Museum to ride through the streets of Ottawa. The procession route leads to the Beechwood National Military Cemetery where participants will gather for a commemorative service.

The 2020 event is held on Sunday, June 7 in Ottawa


NMR_RouteRules_Map_ENRendezvous and Motorcycle Procession

Canadian War Museum Parking Lot, 1 Vimy Place

11:00 – 12:30      Rider registration, staging area

12:30      Ride Briefing

Route:    Booth - Wellington - Rideau - Sussex – Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway - Aviation Parkway – Hemlock Rd – St. Laurent Blvd – Beechwood Ave 

View route 

View Beechwood map

    1:30 - 1:50      Riders Arrive at National Military Cemetery
2:00      Service begins


The Order of Service

2:00    Dominion Command Colour Party marches into position

Remembrance ceremony begins

  • O Canada
  • Last Post
  • Two minutes of Silence
  • Lament
  • Rouse
  • The Act of Remembrance
  • Prayers
  • Placing of Wreaths
  • Benediction and Blessing
  • Royal anthem

2:50      Post-ceremony visit of cemetery