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 Memory of Lieutenant Leslie Miller
remembers those Albertans who served their country in the First World War, and subsequent wars.
We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.
Asseyez-vous. Enjoy the view of freedom they would insist. John Adie RFA 1914-18.
in memory of those who served.
Donated by the Province of New Brunswick
Remembered by their loving families and friends.
On behalf of Husky Injection Molding Systems
Perpetuated by: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
The people of Manitoba, Canada will never forget the many who fought and died for our freedom.
In loving memory of grandfather Pte. Hugh MacDougall, 1/1st Lovat’s Scouts Yeomanry Wounded at Gallipoli, Sept., 1915. Je Suis Prest.
We would like to thank our generous donors who helped bring this memorial to life with their kind contributions.
In loving memory of our ancestors who sacrificed for us all.
In loving memory of Lieutenant Maurice Alexander Jaques, lost Sept 3, 1916
In memory of Major John Francis Costigan, 50th Battalion infantry. April 4th 1917 Canada.
To honour ARLINGTON CLARKE and the many brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.
In memory of Pvt William Arthur Wilcox, 15th Bn, lost at Festubert, France May 21, 1915
in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham
honours Sergeant Winfred (Fred) Alexander Glover, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Chipman, MC, VD
in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan
In memory of the brave souls who fought for our freedoms. We owe you immeasurable Gratitude.
Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours
In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF
We Will Remember You.
in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley
In memory of our beloved servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Requiescat in pace.
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 Dr. W.R. Harwood
In memory of LT T.J. Taylor, Cpl R. Anderson, and Pte W. Coolen
In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth
in memory of Pte Harry Franklin Ritz (78th Bn)
Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.
In memory of Robert Charles Peacock
In Memory of Lieutenant Leslie Miller
Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. Wyant, OC, CD, QHP
We will remember them. Forever grateful, the Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management
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 memory of Frederick Thomas Lodge & John (Jack) Fraser
In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews
In Honour of James R. Sutherland Sr. 44th Bn(Manitoba)
In memory of Graham Burton
“But honor the sacred mem’ry / Of those who for honor tried” Frank S. Brown, The Pats, 1915.
In honour of Corporal Samuel Lester Kelsall 58th Battalion 9th MGC 3rd Division
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