Passchendaele Ceremony with torch parade

Saturday 10 November, 2018 from 18:00 to 23:59

On 10 November, the Passchendaele Ceremony commemorates the end of the Battle of Passchendaele and all casualties, communities and countries involved. This year the ceremony will also focus on Armistice. The ceremony starts with a subdued reflection at the Crest Farm Canadian Memorial followed by a torch parade through the Canadalaan. The parade follows the path of the last hundred metres of the attack and ends at Passchendaele church. 


After the ceremony all participants will be invited to a free open air reception.


Practical info:

  • Arrive well in advance for the ceremony. No prior registration is required, but there are traffic restrictions.
  • Do not bring large bags, backpacks, ....
  • Wear warm clothes and take rainfall into account, but avoid using umbrellas during the ceremony, so as not to block the view for other participants.
  • Wear good footwear. The torch parade is about 800 meters long and runs across tarmac.
  • Always follow the guidelines of security staff and stewards.
  • Avoid using flashes, especially during the first part of the ceremony.
  • Only accredited photographers may move (within limits) freely on the site.