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The Municipal Cemeteries Branch

The Municipal Cemeteries Branch

Brookside Cemetery and Field of Honour Tours

Brookside Cemetery is a historic site and the final resting place for many noteworthy people who helped shape Winnipeg.  Brookside’s Field of Honour is the largest and oldest military interment site in Canada. Tours of Brookside Cemetery and the Field of Honour are offered by the Cemeteries Branch and by a private tour company. Cemetery Branch tours are provided FREE of charge.

Field of Honour Tours for the general public are offered twice a year during D-Day week in June and Remembrance Week in November.  The tours consist of a 40 minute Share-the-Story meeting with veterans who share their personal stories and answer questions from the audience.  Following the Share the Story session, you can visit the Field of Honour to see the interment sites and hear stories of the bravery and courage of more than 12,000 veterans and military service men and women interred here. On the tour you can see some of Canada and Manitoba’s most significant military monuments, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Stone of Remembrance”.

Each tour week ends with a short Service of Remembrance held at the Stone of Remembrance, the place where all Veterans parades were held before the Cenotaph was installed in downtown Winnipeg.

The tour takes approximately three hours to complete.

Field of Honour tours for day centers and seniors groups can be arranged at any time by contacting the Cemeteries Branch Customer Service Advisors at 204-986-4348.  The tour takes you into the Field of Honour to visit the interment sites of more than 12,000 Veterans and Military Service men and women, while hearing some of their stories of courage.  On the tour you can see some of Canada and Manitoba’s most significant military monuments, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Stone of Remembrance”.

Seniors groups also can schedule a free, no obligation pre-planning information session at the end of the tour.

The tour takes approximately one hour to complete (excluding the pre-planning information session).

Field of Honour Tours for schools and other youth groups are offered twice a year, Monday through Friday of the week leading up to D-Day in June and again Monday through Friday of the week leading up to Remembrance Day in November.  The tours operate each morning and afternoon. Tours consist of a 40 minute Share-the-Story meeting with Veterans who share their personal stories with the youth and answer questions.  Following the Share-the-Story session, we go to the Field of Honour to visit the interment sites of more than 12,000 Veterans and Military Service men and women, while hearing some of their stories of courage. On the tour you can see some of Canada and Manitoba’s most significant military monuments, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission “Stone of Remembrance”.

The tour takes approximately two hours to complete.

All tours require the organization or school to provide a tour bus that can accommodate one extra person who provides the commentary.

Last update: January 20, 2016
Seasonal Wreaths now avalible Grounds Hours Change BURIAL SEARCH UPDATE NOTICE Our 3 cemeteries now offer a full range of cremation interment options in garden settings. For more details please call 986-4348