Remembrance Day at Central Memorial Park

Central Memorial Park (also known as Memorial Park) is Calgary’s oldest park and is located in the heart of the Beltline. Remembrance Day ceremonies are held there annually on November 11. The statue in front of the Memorial Park Library was erected in 1924 by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire to honour the soldiers who fought in WWI.

The equestrian statue of R.L. Boyle was erected as a tribute to all Albertans who fought in the Second Boer War. The park occupies one entire city block between 11th and 12th Avenues SW, bounded by 2nd and 4th Streets. Totaling 4.68 acres (18,900 m2), the park was designed in 1889 and landscaped in Victorian style.