Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ontario's Military Highways on Rememberance Day

In addition to the traditional Remembrance Day Ceremony held at 11:00 a.m. next Sunday November 11, we encourage Ontario residents to take time and visit one of the provinces military museums or take a drive on one of the two significant Military Highways in Ontario.

The Peacekeepers' Way Highway

The Peacekeepers Way (Highway 90) runs from Barrie to Angus and Base Borden, approximately 10-kilometre drive from Barrie. This is a reminder to think about our fore bearers and what they fought for during the two major wars, the Korean War and now Afghanistan. Visitors may attend the Borden Military Museum during operating hours.

The Highway of Heroes

The Highway of Heroes is a 170-kilometre stretch of Highway 401 between the eastern Ontario airbase in Trenton where the flag-drapped coffins of fallen soldiers arrive and the forensics centre in Toronto that receives them. A stop in Trenton to visit the National Air Force Museum of Canada is recommended.

Base Borden Military Museum

CFB Borden
18 Waterloo Road East
P.O. Box 1000 Station Main , Borden ON, L0M 1C0
Hours of operation: Weekdays: 0900 – 1200 hrs and 1300 – 1500 hrs Weekends & Holidays: 1300 – 1600 hrs.
Closed: The day following a long weekend, Christmas week and Easter weekend.
Guided tours by appointment only.

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Mailing Address: 8 Wing Trenton
PO Box 1000, Stn Forces , Astra ON, K0K 3W0
World Wide Web:
Hours of operation: Summer 1 May - 30 Sep: Mon to Sun 1000 - 1700 hrs.
Winter 1 Oct - 30 Apr: Wed to Sun 1000 - 1700 hrs.
Mon and Tue Closed.
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