Vimy monument

100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge with commemorative ceremonies on April 9, 2017, at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France and the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Ottawa event information

Be there to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Government of Canada signature ceremony in Ottawa.

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. EST

  • Overnight Vigil
  • Candlelight Tribute
  • Illumination
  • Musical Performances

Sunday, April 9, 8:30 a.m. EST

  • 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge commemorative ceremony

Visit Veterans Affairs Canada for more information.

Important information for those planning to attend ceremony in France

Due to heightened security in France, anyone planning to attend the 100th anniversary ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial site in France April 9th had to register online by February 17, 2017.

Please note: Registration for the April 9 ceremony in France is now closed.

Reminder: Registration is mandatory. If someone is not registered, they will be denied access to the site in France. Those who have registered must present a printed copy of their official e-ticket and government-issued photo identification, such as passport or driver’s license, on the day of the event in France.

For questions about Vimy 100 ceremonies in France or Canada, visit Veterans Affairs' Frequently Asked Questions page, or send an email.

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