Field of Honour

Both Brookside and Transcona Cemeteries include a Field of Honour, which provides all Veterans with the same level of recognition – regardless of rank, race, religion or creed – while being commemorated individually.

Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour

Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour is one of the largest and oldest Military interment sites in Canada. Considered Canada's most significantly designed Military Field of Honour, Brookside has more than 10,000 Veterans, Service Members and War Heroes interred alongside each other, with all interments marked by the Military Grey Barrie granite upright monument, mounted on a beam.

The Field of Honour opened in 1915 when The Daughters of the Empire, a charitable organization now known as Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE), requested the City set aside a section of the cemetery for the interment of Veterans returning from World War I.

The Brookside Field of Honour is home to the only Commonwealth War Graves Commission 'Stone of Remembrance' in Canada and many other important military monuments.

Transcona Cemetery Field of Honour

The Field of Honour at Transcona Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 300 Veterans and Service Members. A memorial cross was unveiled within the Field of Honour in 1987 to commemorate the Veterans interred within the Cemetery. In 2020, a Bridge of Remembrance was erected to honour the 119 fallen soldiers who died during WWI and WWII and were buried overseas. The bridge connects the older Field of Honour area with the newly expanded area to the west.

Arrange an interment

To arrange an interment for a Veteran or Service Member in the Field of Honour, please contact us. Please note that the Veteran can be accompanied by one cremated remains - those of a spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent. In some cases, the full interment may be the spouse of the Veteran, provided the Veteran's cremated remains and the spouse are interred at the same time.

Field of Honour events and tours

Events and Tours in the Field of Honour are held regularly throughout the year. Please contact us to find out what's happening.

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 from time to time by the Cemeteries Branch and are provided free of charge.

Field of Honour Refurbishment Program

In 2023, the City of Winnipeg, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, completed the Military Monument Refurbishment Program at Brookside Cemetery. Over 4,600 military monuments were refurbished and over 30,000 ft. of foundation was repaired or replaced.


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