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Visit Canadian memorials in Europe

Honouring Canada's military service and sacrifice

Important notice

Visitor centre is open!

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.

New: In accordance with new guidelines issued by the French government, all visitors must present their “Pass Sanitaire>” or COVID certificate to access the Vimy Visitor Education Centre.

Access to the monument and other sections of the site remain possible without the pass. If you are visiting from Canada, you can obtain a temporary health pass from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

At the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, the visitor centre remains closed. Visitors may access the monuments and the trails during normal operating hours.

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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Visiting the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France can be both an emotional and educational experience. A life-changing experience awaits those who visit these powerful memorials honouring Canada's commitment to defending peace and freedom around the world. The information below can help you plan your visit.

Government of Canada memorials in Europe

Many Canadians gave their lives in Europe during the World Wars. These sites commemorate their sacrifice.

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News and notices about events, visitors services and maintenance that may affect your planning.

Planning your trip

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


Find answers to common questions about services, and activities.

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