Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France

Until December 31, 2018

March 1st 2017 until February 28th 2019.

On the occasion of the Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Juno Beach Centre presents a new temporary exhibition in its Main Hall “Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France.”

Produced in partnership with the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and co-authored by noted Historian, Dr. Tim Cook, this exhibition portrays the major role Canadians played in France in the spring of 1917, during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle constitutes an important cornerstone in Canada’s history and a defining moment in affirming a Canadian identity for a young Nation. This exhibition is meant to allow visitors to better understand the significance of this historic battle for Canadians during the First World War, its careful preparation and outcomes.

A presentation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission reminds us that, for years, this institution has been taking care of the graves of those Canadian soldiers who rest on French soil.

The exhibition “Vimy 1917: A Canadian Battlefield in France” is comprised of 10 panels and a rich iconography, which serve as a prelude to the memorial temporary exhibition “From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France” presented in the museum’s temporary exhition room (as part of the paid visit).

Exhibition in French and English – Main Hall of the museum – Free entry during the opening hours.