The Poppy Campaign

    Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Learn about the Poppy.

      The Poppy Campaign is very much a local initiative, conducted by Legion Branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are held in Trust at the branch level to directly support Veterans and their families within their community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’. Learn more about how your donations help Veterans

    The Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, and the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.


    Poppy Campaign 2023: Find a Poppy Near You

    These national businesses are supporting the Legion's Poppy Campaign, offering Poppies at their locations beginning October 27 through November 11. Or contact your Legion Branch to find poppies near you.

    Canadians outside of the country can pick up a Poppy from their Canadian Embassy or Consulate. 

      • Bank of Montreal
      • Best Buy Canada
      • Boardwalk Burgers & Lava Grill
      • Bulk Barn
      • Canada Post
      • Costco
      • Federated Co-operatives Limited & The Grocery People
      • GardaWorld
      • HearingLife Clinics
      • Home Depot
      • HSBC Bank Canada
      • Hudson's Bay
      • London Drugs
      • Michaels Canada

        • Peoples Jewellers
        • Princess Auto
        • RBC
        • Real Canadian Superstore
        • Rogers
        • Scotiabank
        • Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
        • Spence Diamonds
        • Starbucks
        • TD Canada Trust
        • The North West Company
        • Tim Hortons
        • VIA Rail Canada
        • Walmart Canada

          Additionally, a number of organizations have made a corporate donation to The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund on behalf of their employees. 

            • Air Canada
            • Amazon
            • Arbor Memorial
            • Best Buy Canada
            • Bison Transport
            • Dollarama
            • General Dynamics
            • Holt Renfrew
            • Peoples Jewellers
            • Robert Half
            • Scotiabank
            • TD Canada Trust
            • Toyota
            • WestJet
            • Yeti
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            Pay Tribute Boxes

              Again this year, The Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever to donate and wear a poppy with touchless HSBC “Pay Tribute” tap-enabled donation boxes.

              HSBC Bank Canada has distributed 1,000 newly designed Poppy Boxes that empower Canadians to make a donation of $2, $5 or $10 with a simple tap of a payment card (credit or debit), or through a payment app on their mobile or wearable. The HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes will be distributed nationally across the HSBC Bank Canada branch network starting Friday, October 28, and within select Royal Canadian Legion branches and other locations.

              For more information on the HSBC Bank Canada and Legion branches carrying the HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes, visit beginning on October 27.

            Poppy Stories

            This year, the Legion is proud to present the next iteration of “Poppy Stories”, an initiative that allows Canadians to scan a lapel Poppy with their smartphone. With every scan, you’ll be introduced to a fallen soldier with a story to remember. Just go to to scan your Poppy!

            This year, 50 new faces have been added and all of them were peacekeepers, with 2023 marking the 75th anniversary of the first United Nations peacekeeping mission. Not only does each Veteran's story recognize their sacrifice, but it also honours their life. The stories expand on where and how soldiers grew up in Canada, their family history, pre-war careers, and even some of their passions. We hope Poppy Stories gives every Canadian someone special to think about this Remembrance Day.  

            Visit on your mobile device to scan your Poppy and meet some inspiring Canadians who gave their lives in service of our country. 

            Taking two minutes of silence

            A very sacred part of Remembrance Day ceremonies is the two minutes of silence taken to quietly reflect upon our Veterans’ sacrifices and remember them with deep gratitude.

            This year, the Legion has created some special public service announcements to invite people to take two minutes of silence no matter where they may be.



            Poppy Drop

            Remembrance through Light

            Starting on October 27, 117,000 poppies representing Fallen Canadian Veterans since the First World War will cascade virtually upon the Peace Tower at Parliament Hill and on the Senate building. The Poppy Drop will take place until November 11, from 6:30–9:30 pm ET. On November 5, 10, and 11, the display will extend to midnight. Virtual poppies will also cascade down the National Art Centre’s “Kipnes Lantern” on November 11, from 7:00 am ET to midnight ET.

            Starting on October 27 and running each night, two large screens on Parliament Hill will also show the Virtual Wall of Honour, a silent video sharing the faces of Canadian Veterans who have passed, with photos submitted by people from across the country.


            Find your local Remembrance Day Ceremony 

            Royal Canadian Legion Branches host Remembrance Day ceremonies in communities across the country and abroad. The Legion is also expanding its  Ceremony Locator at Branches are populating this page to allow Canadians to find a Legion-supported Remembrance ceremony closest to them.

            Get Involved!

            We thank all Canadians for supporting the Legion’s Poppy Campaign and honouring Canada’s Veterans.

            Thank you to our Legion Volunteers

              In the days leading up to November 11, Poppies can be seen in every corner of this great country. This show of support and display of remembrance would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of Legionnaires who volunteer to distribute Poppies to the community through schools, community organizations and local businesses. We are so grateful for their efforts, and for the support of the many partners, local and national, who welcome Legion volunteers and Poppy boxes into their locations.