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Visit Vimy

Discover the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, an iconic symbol of remembrance and a tribute to all Canadians who served during the First World War. During your visit, explore the preserved Grange tunnel and front line trenches, read the names of 11,285 Canadians killed in France whose final resting place was unknown, honour the fallen in beautifully maintained cemeteries and take time to reflect on the sacrifices that give meaning to the memorial’s magnificent sculptures and architecture. A visitor education centre and student guides provide information on Canada and Newfoundland’s role in the First World War and the main features of this important National Historic Site of Canada.

Visitor centre is open!

Visitors may now access the monuments, trails and visitor centres at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. Please respect physical distancing recommendations and safety guidelines below during your visit.

For now, there are still no guided tours at these sites. 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.

COVID-19: The health and safety of visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. Please follow the instructions below while visiting the visitor centres.

  • Wait outside until an employee signals for you to enter the building.
  • Do not enter if:

- you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19, or
- you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Wear a mask (without a valve).
  • Keep a minimal distance of 2 metres between you and others.
  • Follow the directional flow indicated by floor signage and stanchions.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer, especially upon entry into building.
  • Follow the directions given to you by employees.

Thank you and enjoy your visit!

Visitor information

Bulletin board

News and notices about construction, upcoming events and more.

Map

View the location of the memorial, the preserved trenches, the education centre and parking.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to common questions about services, and activities.

Planning your trip

Check out links and tips to help you make the most of your visit.

Transportation

Driving directions, GPS coordinates and parking information.

Visitor education centre

Discover the features and services of the visitor education centre.

Self guided tour (PDF)

Self-guided tour brochure and map.

Contact information

GPS Coordinates

N50.379444, E2.773611

Mail

Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Route D55
62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle
France

Telephone

(from Canada)
011 33 3 21 50 68 68

(from Europe)
+33 (0) 3 21 50 68 68

Visitor Services

​​​​​​Visitors may now access the monuments, trails and visitor centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Please respect social distancing recommendations and safety guidelines during your visit.

For now, there are still no guided tours at these sites. In the meantime, we invite you to download self-guided tour maps.

July 29 to September 30, 2020

Wednesday to Sunday
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

October 1 to November 29, 2020

Wednesday to Sunday
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

* Check our Bulletin Board for information on winter hours.

Student Guide Program

Find out if you are eligible to work as a student guide in France.

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