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.

Suspended Activities

Due to COVID-19 directives implemented in France, visitor activities including all guided tours at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial sites are temporarily suspended.

Visitor information

Bulletin board

News and notices about construction, upcoming events and more.


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.


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


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


(from Canada)
011 33 3 21 50 68 68

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

Visitor Services

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is always open to the public free of charge.

Student Guides are available to provide interpretation when our visitor centre is open:

April 1 – September 30
Tuesday - Sunday:
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

October 1 – March 31
Tuesday - Sunday:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 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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