On April 9, the Canadian War Museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a variety of special exhibitions and programs.
On Sunday, April 9, admission to the Canadian War Museum will be free.
Gather to watch the broadcast of the official commemorative ceremonies held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Museum will present the televised ceremonies for all to see.
LeBreton Gallery in English, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Barney Danson Theatre in French, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In Vimy – Beyond the Battle, learn how and why Canadians commemorate by exploring private and collective memories of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War and other conflicts.
To understand the battle and its legacy, explore the newly revamped Vimy section of Canadian Experience Gallery 2: The South African and First World Wars.
Both exhibitions open April 6
Take a free tour
Sign up for one of the new highlight tours of the Museum with a special focus on Vimy and its legacy, offered for free on April 8 and 9.
English and French guided tours starting at 10 and 11:15 a.m., and 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Register in the Lobby.
Play-by-Play: The Battle of Vimy Ridge
Join special guest presenters for an interactive play-by-play of this iconic event, featuring model soldiers and a detailed reproduction of the battlefield.
April 8 and 9
Lobby, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vimy: A Commemoration in Words and Music
LeBreton Gallery, 7 p.m.
Tickets: $30; students: $20; children 3–12: $1
The Unknown Soldier
Composed and conducted by Canadian Andrew Ager
For baritone, choir and orchestra
Featuring soloist Gary Dahl
Margaret MacMillan C.C., Canadian historian
Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, CBC News, Ottawa