Vimy 100 might be over, but the memories live on

 

There will never be another chance to participate in Vimy 100—the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. More than 8,000 people from across Canada travelled with EF to Arras, France to participate in the commemorative ceremony and form a deeper connection to Canadian history.

Get a Closer Look

Our video team was there to capture every moment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get a look at every angle of this incredible event!

 

The EF Educational Hub

 

We wanted to create an innovative, interactive, and totally unique experience for our Vimy 100 travellers, so we created the EF Educational Hub—a massive space with immersive activities, walls of collaborative art, and the sounds of war exploding from an above-ground trench. Sound interesting? Learn more about the Hub and our educational partners involved here.

 

The Vimy 100 Ceremony

 

Held on the afternoon of April 9th, the Vimy 100 ceremony was a moving experience. Standing under a cloudless sky with the monument towering above of them, thousands of people gathered on the grounds the battle took place. From the inspiring speech made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to the First World War replica planes roaring through the sky and over the monument, our travellers were able to develop a richer understanding of this historic event and how it impacts present-day Canada.

 

 

 

This whole process has changed my perspective on Vimy Ridge. When I show pictures of it or we talk about it in the classroom I think I’ll definitely be looking at it through a different lens. This is a great jumping off point for educators because it’s a symbol, not just a monument.

Sarah M., educator

Capturing Vimy 100

See where else in the world our travellers are exploring! Fair warning: you might be inspired to do some travelling of your own.

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