Both a memorial and an educational museum, the Juno Beach Centre tells Canada’s story from 1939 to 1945 and provides visitors a glimpse into contemporary Canadian culture and traditions. Take a look at our on-site educational activities led by young Canadian guides – for school groups from all over the world. Find information on planning a school visit, and how to commemorate a veteran in your classroom by purchasing a commemorative brick. This section also features information about our annual professional development program for Canadian educators. We invite educators to discover the Juno Beach Centre and use the educational resources found below to support and complement their classroom history programs. Finally, don’t forget that our “Canada in the Second World War” virtual exhibit provides historical information.
Visit for School Groups
Thanks to the interactive and dynamic exhibit spaces designed for all ages, the Juno Beach Centre is an ideal location to help teach your students about the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy by taking a close look at the role played by the Canadians.
Guided by two fictional characters, Peter and Madeleine, primary school students can discover the history of Canada from the 1930s, the Battle of Normandy and on to contemporary Canada.
Since the Juno Beach Centre opened its doors in June 2003, the contribution of Canadians in the Second World War, and particularly of those who landed on Juno beach on June 6, 1944, is being recognized in Normandy.
Our ‘Commemorative Brick Program’ was developed to honour the sacrifices made by Canadian service men & women and to help fund the privately run, non-profit museum which commemorates their accomplishments.
Professional Development Tour
Since 2005, the Juno Beach Centre has given over 200 Canadian educators an exciting professional development opportunity to discover the Canadian First and Second World War historic sites in France. During this 10-day tour, participants visit Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel, Dieppe, the Juno Beach Centre, the D-Day landing beaches and various other sites in Normandy. Some highlights of the tour include meeting locals who lived through D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, enjoying the kind hospitality in Normandy, and sharing teaching ideas with colleagues from across Canada.
The Juno Beach Centre offers this collection of online archives, websites, and Canadian history resources designed to help Educators incorporate primary research and learning in their classrooms. You will find useful links to other institutions and projects relating to the Second World War, tools for researching Canadian military records, and First Nations culture.
Canada in the Second World War
Preserving the gifts of valour and freedom for future generations, the Juno Beach Centre presents an online museum of the Canadian war effort, complete with in-depth articles on the people and events that make up Canada’s contribution in the Second World War.
Juno Beach Interactive Centre
In these interactive animations, follow the major events and look at some of the technologies used during the Second World War. Requires Adobe Flash.