"It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then that I witnessed the birth of a nation."
– Brigadier-General Alexander Ross, Commander of the 28th Canadian Battalion at the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Historians consider the Battle of Vimy Ridge, ‘Canada’s Coming of Age’ and one of the most important moments in Canadian history.
Under the command of Canadian officers, fighting as a single unit for the first time and using tactics developed by Canadians, our brave soldiers gained a momentous victory over the battle-hardened German troops.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is a formative event in our history; the event from which Canada emerged as a nation, single and undivided.
Now, young Canadians can honour this singular moment in Canadian history by travelling on national student remembrance tours to Vimy Ridge in 2012!
These Vimy Ridge tours in 2012 are timed to coincide with the 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. They offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honour Canada’s sacrifice and triumph at Vimy Ridge!
Learn more about the Battle of Vimy Ridge here.