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.
Discover the Canadian National Vimy Memorial with Canadian student guides who will welcome you to the visitor education center and the site during open hours. Interpretive services and visits to the Memorial are free of charge at all times. To better plan your visit, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
About the Memorial
A brief overview of the memorial, its history and significance.
Learn more about this historic battle through lesson plans and historical information.
Learn more about this designated historic site as well as the concept, construction and design of the monument.
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