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Important notice

Partial activities

Visitors may continue to access the monuments and trails at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. The visitor centres remain closed and there are no guided tours for the time being. In the meantime, we invite you to download self-guided tour maps or take a virtual tour of our sites.

Your patience is appreciated. We will update this page as more information becomes available.


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Site Restrictions

Visitor Services

Maintenance work is scheduled to begin at the following memorials and sites. Visitors will be able to view the memorials during this period, however access to some areas may be restricted to ensure the safety of workers and visitors. This work is an important part of Veterans Affairs Canada’s continuing commitment to preserve and protect important Canadian cultural resources.

  • Bourlon Wood Canadian Memorial, France – Restoration and maintenance. Ongoing.
  • Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Canadian Memorial, Belgium – Restoration and maintenance. Ongoing
  • Passchendaele Canadian Memorial, Belgium – Maintenance. June 8-12, 2020.

Interpretive Services

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

  • Tunnel and trench tours take place every 30 minutes from opening until 30 minutes before the site closes. Please consult our Frequently Asked Questionsfor information on hours of operation and details on how to book your tour when you arrive at the site.
  • Visitors who wish to visit the Grange tunnel at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial should expect uneven terrain, enclosed spaces and a descent of up to 10 metres. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (one adult for every two children) to take part in the tunnel tour.

Upcoming Events

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