The Vimy Visitor Education Centre inaugurated in 2017 is the visitor information centre on the Vimy Memorial.
While the Vimy monument itself is of course stunningly beautiful, before April 2017 visitors were given little context at the previous information booth as to why Canadians fought and died there; why Vimy remains special to the Canadian soul; and how Vimy, and other First World War battles at which Canadians fought, forever altered Canada’s status on the world stage. The Vimy Visitor Education Centre located adjacent the Vimy Monument, inaugurated at the Vimy Centennial Celebrations in April 2017 can now will answer these questions.
The Vimy Visitor Education Centre was a project in partnership with Veteran Affairs Canada ($5 million was committed by the Government of Canada in 2013).
This project was made possible thanks to the generous financial, creative and communication engagement of these institutions.
Thank you to our generous sponsors whose contributions helped shaped the Centennial Park.
a great Canadian, whose deep understanding of history afforded him a profound appreciation of the valour and the gritty determination displayed by his countrymen at Vimy.
In loving memory of grandfather Pte. Hugh MacDougall, 1/1st Lovat’s Scouts Yeomanry Wounded at Gallipoli, Sept., 1915. Je Suis Prest.
in memory of those who served.
Perpetuated by: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
Asseyez-vous. Enjoy the view of freedom they would insist. John Adie RFA 1914-18.
Remembered by their loving families and friends.
Donated by the Province of New Brunswick
On behalf of Husky Injection Molding Systems
The people of Manitoba, Canada will never forget the many who fought and died for our freedom.
remembers those Albertans who served their country in the First World War, and subsequent wars.
In Memory of Lieutenant Leslie Miller
We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.
We would like to thank our generous donors who helped bring this memorial to life with their kind contributions.
In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews
Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours
We will remember them. Forever grateful, the Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management
In memory of Graham Burton
“But honor the sacred mem’ry / Of those who for honor tried” Frank S. Brown, The Pats, 1915.
In memory of LT T.J. Taylor, Cpl R. Anderson, and Pte W. Coolen
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Chipman, MC, VD
In memory of Frederick Thomas Lodge & John (Jack) Fraser
In honour of Corporal Samuel Lester Kelsall 58th Battalion 9th MGC 3rd Division
Dedicated on behalf of the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation, to all that rest upon this sacred Canadian land in France. We encourage all and especially, the world’s youth, to gaze upon its beauty and understand that the oak tree is a symbol of Bravery, Power, Protection and Truth. Please remember their sacrifices and the strength it took to defend us. We hope all will make a pledge, when they stand before it, to remember. May they be commemorated forever and our gratitude infinite. Peace be with you.
In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF
in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley
Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance
In memory of Robert Charles Peacock
In Memory of Lieutenant Leslie Miller
In memory of our beloved servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Requiescat in pace.
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. Wyant, OC, CD, QHP
In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood
in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan
honours Sergeant Winfred (Fred) Alexander Glover, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry
In memory of Major John Francis Costigan, 50th Battalion infantry. April 4th 1917 Canada.
Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.
salute their perpetuated CEF battalions – 3rd, 15th, 58th, 83rd, 92nd, 95th, 123rd, 124th, 134th, 166th, 170th, 198th, 204th and 255th. We will remember them!
In Honour of James R. Sutherland Sr. 44th Bn(Manitoba)
In memory of the brave souls who fought for our freedoms. We owe you immeasurable Gratitude.
In memory of Pvt William Arthur Wilcox, 15th Bn, lost at Festubert, France May 21, 1915
In loving memory of Lieutenant Maurice Alexander Jaques, lost Sept 3, 1916
To honour ARLINGTON CLARKE and the many brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.
in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham
We Will Remember You.
In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth
In loving memory of our ancestors who sacrificed for us all.
in memory of Pte Harry Franklin Ritz (78th Bn)
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