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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about ten kilometres north of Arras.

The Memorial does more than mark the site of the engagement that Canadians were to remember with more pride than any other operation of the First World War. It stands as a tribute to all who served their country in battle in that four-year struggle and particularly to those who gave their lives.

Visitor information

Visit Vimy

Find contact information and learn more about visiting the memorial site.

Visitor education centre

Learn about our new centre.

Take a virtual tour

Visit Vimy from anywhere in the world using virtual reality, video and web-based tools.

About the Memorial

A nation grieves

A brief overview of the memorial, its history and significance.

Battle of Vimy Ridge

Learn more about this historic battle through lesson plans and historical information.

Design and construction

Learn more about this designated historic site as well as the concept, construction and design of the monument.

Fast facts

Uncover interesting facts about the memorial and its journey from concept to reality.

Photo galleries

View historical and modern photos of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

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