Commemorative ceremony marking the Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge

April 9, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Commemorative ceremony marking the Battle of Arras and the capture of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. Accompanied by the music of the Orchestre d’harmonie d’Arras, this ceremony will immerse participants in the history of the battle and the stories of those affected before, during and after the historic offensive led by Canadians.


Candlelight Vigil at Canadian Cemetery No.2

Meeting point: Visitor Centre, Canadian National Vimy Memorial

April 9, 2022, 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a candlelit evening and a moment of remembrance to pay tribute to those who have come so far and who have stayed. Canadian Cemetery No.2 was established by the Canadian Corps after Vimy Ridge was successfully stormed on April 9, 1917. Among those buried in the cemetery are some who fell during this battle or died of injuries following the battle. Among the 3,000 burials, 378 Canadians victims of the Battle of Vimy Ridge have their final resting place here.


Vimy: Living Memorial

Immersive digital experience

April 8-9-10, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Visitor Center – Canadian National Vimy Memorial

 ” Vimy: Living Memorial” is an immersive digital experience created by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), in collaboration with the Vimy Foundation and various Canadian partners including Veterans Affairs Canada. Participants will be able to enter an immersive space and thus listen, see and hear testimonials, images and videos taken from the NFB’s digital experience.



“Leurs histoires – Their Stories”

 Video mapping

April 8-9-10-11, 2022, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Visitor Center – Canadian National Vimy Memorial              

More than 3,500 Canadians died during the offensive that led to the capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadians and the allies. Who were they? Through images, taken from private collections, shared by families and found in archives, a video mapping will illuminate the visitor centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial showcasing their faces, their stories and their journey.


Family Day at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

April 10, 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Visitor Center – Canadian National Vimy Memorial

An afternoon dedicated to families and young visitors. Come and discover different partner kiosks and take part in some fun activities to discover the work and people behind different remembrance sites and initiatives from the region. Take advantage of your visit to discover or rediscover the visitor center, the trenches, the tunnels and the monument as a family.


From Vimy to the vineyard

Nature hike

Monday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Visitor Centre, National Memorial of Canada

Hike organized in collaboration with Le Coquelicot: Following their footsteps. Learn about the history of Vimy Ridge and end your hike in the vineyards located in Givenchy-en-Gohelle. Provide adequate clothing according to the weather and shoes / boots suitable for walking.


Givenchy remembers

Discovery hike of the streets and alleys of Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Monday, April 11, 2 p.m.

Meeting point: Mairie de Givenchy-en-Gohelle, 1 Pl. Raoul Briquet, 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle

Discover the history of Givenchy-en-Gohelle during the First World War and its intimate connection with the history of Vimy Ridge. Organized in collaboration with Le coquelicot: Following their footsteps, let yourself be guided through a commemorative journey through the streets of Givenchy in the company of a guide.


I remember: Remembrance Today


April 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visitor Center – Canadian National Vimy Memorial

This very first conference evening at Vimy will highlight various actors and influencers in the field of Remembrance. We will discuss innovations and experiences related to the transmission of stories and history of the First World War and commemoration.