The grounds around the memorial are open to the public year round and visitors can see preserved First World War trenches and tunnels. There is also a visitor centre.

To view the preserved trenches and tunnels, it is recommended that visitors pre-book. Without a booking, visitors will be accommodated depending on operational capacity. To make a booking, contact the Vimy Office on +33 (0)3 21 50 68 68. For further information, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website:

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The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.

Visitor Facilities

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    For further information, contact the Vimy Office on +33 (0)3 21 50 68 68 or view the Veterans Affairs Canada website:



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