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Parc national du Canada

Route Départementale 55 - 62580 VIMY

t. 03 21 50 68 68
 

Inaugurated in 1936, the memorial was erected to honor Canadian soldiers who served during the First World War in France. Since then, the memorial has become one of the most recognized symbols of remembrance in Canada.

Dominating the Mining Basin, Vimy Ridge was an essential position of the German defense. It is on this high point that Canada is building a monumental ensemble to commemorate 11,285 Canadians killed in France without known burial.

Surrounded by a 110-hectare park, donated by France to Canada, the memorial also commemorates the battle of April 9, 1917, during which the Canadians took over the ridge through a concerted effort of the four corps of the Canadian army, a first in the history of Canada.

Near the monument, it is possible to visit reconstructed trenches and part of the underground used during the battle. An interpretation center provides the essential reading keys to capture Canadian involvement in the conflict.

April 1 to September 30: Monday - noon to 6 pm and Tuesday to Sunday - 10 am to 6 pm

October 1 to March 31: Monday - 11 am to 5 pm
and Tuesday to Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm

The reception and education center is closed during the summer winter period. Visit www.veterans.gc.ca for closing dates.

All services are free.


Host languages :
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Coach parkingGuided tourHandicapped AccessGroups allowed