We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vimy Memorial

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
Phone Number: 03 21 50 68 68
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$286*
and up
9 Hour Canadian WW1 Somme Battlefield Tour...
More Info
$266*
and up
9 Hour American World War 1 Battlefield tour departing from Lille, Bruges or...
More Info
$266*
and up
9 Hour American World War 1 Battlefield tour departing from Arras

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 646 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 560
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Incredibly moving

A visit to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge was a profoundly moving experience and one which I will never forget. The white marble monument consists of two towers encompassing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
53Shadrach
,
London, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

646 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
London, Canada
Level Contributor
121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge was a profoundly moving experience and one which I will never forget. The white marble monument consists of two towers encompassing 20 human figures. Of special note here are the Mourning Parents, and the lovely figure of Mother Canada, who stands overlooking the now-peaceful French countryside, grieving her lost children. Walking... More 

Helpful?
Thank 53Shadrach
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt humbled by the many lives that were lost here but standing at the Vimy Memorial overlooking the ridge and its beautiful surroundings is just magnificent. The memorial itself is very well done, simple but strong. It's barely noticeable but a pity that part of some of the statues at the top seemed to be missing.

Helpful?
Thank GeertL
Smithville, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not my first visit to the Memorial and I was as affected by it as on previous visits. It is an incredible place that makes you think about the amazing sacrifices so many young men made for their country. Give yourself lots of time to walk around and really absorb it, the statues built into the monument are... More 

Helpful?
Thank G0_and_SEE
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are two parts to this visit the memorial and the Canadian grave sites there are trenches but we visited on late in the afternoon so will do the rest on another visit the memorial is spectacular and a real credit to the Canadian government and their people so many lives thousands in fact named all around the monument amazing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorrae c
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vimy is by far the best battlefield I have ever visited. YOu can climb in the tunnels and see how they resupplied the troops, you can walk in the trenches and feel how they lived. It is simply amazing and by far the best battlefield in France. A must for anyone who wants to visit a battlefield in Europe,and a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Telah M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend it to all born Canadians, many times our history in our education system is not given enough detail. The place sad to say is only accessable by taxi from Arras France but it is worth it , it is a free attraction. Vimy Memorial has Canadian University student's as guides they do a fantastic job,there is no profit... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jay H
Sundre, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Canadian, this was a stop that we will always treasure. The land was given to Canada by France and it is a Canadian memorial site run by young Canadian students. The tours are excellent and give so much perspective on the war in Europe that Canadians helped to win. A must see for everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Valbca
Level Contributor
96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic very impressive. The graves don't seem to get as much notice as the the ridge which is a shame. However the best bit was the bunkers and I wish that we had booked the tour as you can go under some of the bunkers. I think this is organised through the Canadian volunteers and had been preserved excellently, brought... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ceri S
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was part of our Easter trip to France. Vimy ridge is a must for anyone in the area or interested in WW1 memorial sites. There is a really good education site worth a visit before going elsewhere so you can get a grip of the area. There are some re opened trenches to walk through and you will also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul R
Stratford, Canada
Level Contributor
121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If your a Canadian in France, it's almost sacrilegious not to visit Vimy. We all owe it to the great men and women who served and made it possible to live in a great country such as ours, and to visit one as beautiful as France. The monument itself is just breathtaking. The views from the area of the surrounding... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike R

Travelers who viewed Vimy Memorial also viewed

 

Been to Vimy Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vimy Memorial and other visitors
15 questions
Ask a question
Davidson, Canada
Nanaimo, BC
15 days ago
Brighton, Canada
Dollard des Ormeaux

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from Vimy Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?