Battle of Vimy Ridge

Victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge came at a great cost. Of the 100,000 members of the Canadian Corps who served in the battle, approximately 3,600 lost their lives and over 7,000 more were wounded.
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about ten kilometres north of Arras, is Canada’s most impressive tribute overseas to every Canadian who fought and gave their lives in the First World War.
More than 650,000 Canadians would serve in uniform by the end of the First World War. The conflict took a huge toll: more than 66,000 Canadians lost their lives and 170,000 were wounded.
On April 3, 2003, the Government of Canada designated April 9 of each year as a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The new Visitor Education Centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial opened April 8, 2017, as part of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.