Itinerary

Day 1 Thursday April 7, 2017

  • Overnight travel to Europe

Day 2 & 3 Friday and Saturday April 8-9, 2017

Arras

  • Meet European VPA program participants
  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial: Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
  • Vimy Visitor Education Centre Inauguration
  • Vimy Foundation Centennial Park Inauguration

Day 4 & 5 Sunday and Monday, April 10–11, 2017

Ypres/Ieper & Arras

  • Essex Farm
  • Passchendaele Memorial
  • In Flanders Fields Museum
  • Salient Tour (St. Julien Canadian Memorial and Vancouver Corner; Langemark German Military Cemetery; Hill 60; Caterpillar Crater; Christmas Truce memorial; Messines Church; Hooge Trenches; Tyne Cot Cemetery)
  • Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Ring of Remembrance
  • Lens’ 14–18 Museum

Day 6 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Somme & Arras

  • Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
  • Thiepval Memorial
  • Witness Exhibit at Musée-des-Beaux-Arts-d’Arras

Day 7 & 8 Thursday and Friday, April 13–14, 2017

Arras

  • Maison Blanche Souterrain
  • Neuville-Saint-Vaast German Military Cemetery
  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial
  • Wellington Quarry
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Workshop
  • Historial de la Grande Guerre

Day 9 & 10 Saturday and Sunday, April 15–16, 2017

Paris

  • Evening walk in Montmartre
  • Hôtel des Invalides and Musée de l’Armée
  • Seine River
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Return home travel for all participants

*Itinerary subject to change

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