A special Juno Park tour schedule is in place for June 6, 2017
Due to the commemorative ceremonies and events surrounding the 73rd anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy Landings, a special tour schedule is in place for our guided tours of Juno Park and the bunkers:
Tuesday June 6 (2 tours are available):
– at 10:30am in English
– at 11:30am in French
Please note that the Juno Beach Centre will be closed to visitors on the afternoon of June 6, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.
Located just in front of the Juno Beach Centre, Juno Park contains the remnants of a German defensive strongpoint built in the early 1940s as part of the Atlantic Wall.
The Centre’s Canadian Guides take visitors on 45 minute tours through this historic site. During the tour, visitors can see firsthand the evolution of the Atlantic Wall defenses throughout the early 1940s. From the early Command Post, built in 1941, to the Observation bunker built just months before the landings in 1944, there is a lot of history to see and explore. The visit then concludes on the beach itself, in order to show how it was that these defences were overcome by the 14,000 Canadian soldiers who landed on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944.
The German Command Post and the Observation bunker are only accessible as part of the guided tour offered by the Juno Beach Centre. The Park itself is open access to anyone that wishes to visit and pay their respects on this historic site. A series of informative panels explain not only the historical significance of the area, but also the modern-day geography and wildlife.
Click here for more information about the restoration of this site and the evolution of Juno Park.
Tours are available all year round except for the month January and December 25. More information about adult group visits here.
FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS
Tours are available every day from April 1 to October 31.
There are two public tours in each language offered from April-June and September-October, and five public tours in each language in July and August. Tickets are available for purchase the day of the tour and are operated on a first come, first-served basis. We advise visitors to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes before the start of the visit. Appropriate for ages six and up.