Canadian National Vimy Memorial
A must-see near Arras
Take advantage of your stay at the Best Western Plus Le Fairway Hotel & Spa Golf d'Arras to discover this place of remembrance located only 10km from our establishment.
An emblematic symbol of remembrance, the Canadian National Memorial is located at the top of Vimy Ridge and offers a magnificent view of the Artois plain.
Dedicated to peace and remembrance, the Canadian National Memorial is the most prestigious Canadian monument in Europe. It pays tribute to all Canadians who fought proudly for their country during the First World War, in particular to those Canadians who died as heroes for the love of France.
A grandiose place full of emotion
Impressive and rich, the site includes:
- the memorial with its grandiose white stone architecture overlooking the plain
- the underground tunnels built during the four years of war
- the reconstructed trenches
- the Interpretation Centre
- the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries
Here you can read the names of the 11,285 Canadians killed in France with no known grave.
The site is beautifully maintained and many tours are organised by Canadian National Parks staff.
Canadian National Memorial
Chemin des Canadiens
Opening hours :
From April 1st to September 30th: Monday from 12pm to 6pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm
From October 1st to March 31st: Monday from 11am to 5pm and Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Access to the Canadian National Memorial is free.