We had read about this museum and it was a must on our list. We have always known that Canada played an important role in WWII, but we came away more proud than ever, both of our Canadian forces and of the people who worked so hard to finally establish such an informative centre acknowledging the efforts of those forces. The centre is staffed in part by young, bilingual Canadians, chosen because their ages are the same as many of the young men and women who served during the war. They are very enthused about their roles at Juno Beach Centre and do a wonderful job leading tours and answering questions. There are two parts to Juno Beach Centre. One is the outside tour which includes a great look at a German bunker and a walk down to the beach. It was cold and windy the day we were there and we couldn't help thinking about how cold the soldiers must often have been. The museum is excellent. Self-guided tours give the visitor a complete picture of Canada and WWII - how and why Canada got into the war, what it was like for the soldiers, and what the people "back home" were doing. Everything was easy to navigate and well documented. This museum is self supporting and depends on donations, some from government and businesses but many from the families and friends of veterans and many from Canadians who want Canada to be remembered. Pillars outside have small plaques with the names of the Canadians who gave their lives in Normandy, and the names of the people who remember them and have donated money to keep those memories alive. It was amazing to see a facility built with all private support and rivaling if not bettering so many other museums here that are completely funded by their governments.
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