Vimy Ridge Day 2024
09 Apr

The Government of Canada will be holding a commemoration event at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at 3pm on Tuesday 9th April 2024.

This will mark the 107th Anniversary of the Canadian Corps’ magnificent action in capturing Vimy Ridge in the early days of the Battle of Arras.

The memorial, designed by Walter S. Allward and unveiled by King Edward VIII on 26th July 1936, commemorates all Canadians who served during the Great War. The names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers who died in France during the Great War and have no known grave are carved on its base.    

The ceremony is open to anyone, but attendees are requested to arrive before 2.30pm.

Main Image: Lt W I Castle - This is photograph is © IWM (CO 1146) from the collections of the IWM - Canadian machine gunners on Vimy Ridge.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Route départementale 55, Chem. des Canadiens, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
Vimy Ridge Day 2024,
09 Apr 2024 15:00