Attend an Event

Wreaths Across Canada will hold its annual ceremony at the National Military Cemetery (NMC) at Beechwood cemetery in Ottawa at 1:30 pm on the first Sunday, of December each year. See section 2.2 for details of how to get to Beechwood.

The event will begin with a brief ceremony lasting about a half hour. Following this we will invite families and friends of those buried in the NMC to place wreaths on their particular graves and then the general public will place wreaths on all the other headstones. Every who attends will be a part of the process and team of volunteers will assist you. We have about 3,000 wreaths to put on the headstones so you may be able to deposit more than one wreath.

It is anticipated that there may be snow on the ground and it will be cold so dress warmly with suitable footwear. Should you bring warm drinks, please be sure to take the containers with you when you leave.

Bring your camera as the sight of the hundreds of wreaths on our veterans' graves is something that you will want to record and share.

Bus Routes to Beechwood Cemetery

Bus Routes Beechwood Cemetery can be reached by the following City of Ottawa bus routes:

  • No. 7 to the Beechwood entrance from St. Laurent Shopping Centre and the Rideau Centre (downtown).

If you are not familiar with Ottawa bus routes, please consult OC Transpo's website .

Also view OC Transpo No. 7 Travel Schedule East and No. 7 Travel Schedule West

Google Maps Location: Beachwood Cemetary

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