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Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
03 21 50 68 68
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Vimy
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The monument is amazing, you can see it for miles. The grounds are great and the staff is very knowledgeable. underground tunnels are really neat as well.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited twice, first in 2010 with my parents, and then again in 2013. My first visit was an amazing experience, driving up to the monument for the first time is simply breath-taking. My second visit was to pay my respects again to the brave men who gave their lives for our freedoms. It is a great sight to... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A beautiful and splendid memorial to the Canadians who fell in WW1, set in a memorial park which is used by runners cyclists and walkers which gives a living feeling to the whole experience. Good information centre with a well executed history of the Canadian forces involvement.

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Saskatchewan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Pictures and others' observations tell only part of the story - one must walk this hallowed ground to truly understand what our forefathers went through to secure Vimy Ridge. Our Parks Canada tour guide was well-versed on the battle; the entire underground tunnel and trench tour is a must-see; and the information centre is functional and professional. Some of the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's here you can see original trenches, huge craters caused by shelling and also the undulating landscape left behind from intense fighting. You can also walk through reconstructed trenches which was an insightful experience. There's also a museum and the memorial itself is striking (took 11 years to complete).

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This site will move you. It should. The weather was overcast when we first arrived and it really put me in a head space where I was quite somber and reflective. The memorial is stunning and was beautifully sculpted. There is a lot of ground to cover and a lot to take in. You can spend a full day here... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Truly a memorial for a young country not afraid to display the complex emotions of the aftermath of war. It comemorates the sacrifice and remembers the heroism of its sons with an incomparably beautiful piece of art - please visit it to see for yourself.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very interesting to visit this site. It's like walking into a national park at home with the staff in Canadian national parks uniforms! The memorial itself, cemeteries, trenches, and visitor centre are all very well done. If you get a chance, it was also interesting to visit the German cemetery in a nearby village (the staff can give you directions)... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The memorial itself is impressive architecturally. Standing at the top you can imagine how hard to would have been to take this ridge. On the memorial it was noticeable that nearly all the names were British and Irish and the realization of the close links to Canada at the time. At the visitors center it was lovely to see a... More

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England
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169 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It should be compulsory for everyone to pay a visit to world war one and two sites like Ypres, Beaumont Hamel etc. It helps you realise how lucky we are and how pointless and brutal wars can be - Vimy ridge is no exception We (a family of 4 with 2 young boys) spent a fantastic 2 hours here today... More

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