2019 Beaverbrook Vimy Prize Itinerary*
(*Subject to change.)

August 7  Wednesday

  • Canadian students and Chaperones depart from Canada

August 8 Thursday

  • Arrival day – travel from Brussels to Ypres (Canadian and European students meet)
  • Orientation
  • Introduction to 2019 BVP program

August 9 Friday

  • Menin Gate
  • Essex Farm (John McCrae’s Dressing Station)
  • Passchendaele Memorial
  • In Flanders Fields Museum

August 10 Saturday

  • Ypres Salient Tour (Langemark, Tyne Cot, Christmas Soccer Truce Memorial, Messines Church, Tyne Cot, Hill 60 and the Caterpillar, St. Julien Memorial, Hooge Crater Cemetery, etc.)
  • Last Post ceremony

August 11 Sunday

  • Mons Museum and St. Symphorien Military Cemetery
  • Cambrai, Canal du Nord and Bourlon Wood

August 12 Monday

  • Historial de la Grande Guerre Museum
  • Beaumont Hamel
  • Thiepval

August 13 Tuesday

  • Courcelette Canadian Memorial
  • Quebec Cemetery Chérisy
  • Hill 70

August 14   Wednesday

  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Cabaret Rouge
  • Ring of Remembrance Memorial

August 15 Thursday

  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial + Vimy Tunnels & Trenches + Education Centre
  • Neuville St. Vaast German Cemetery
  • Maison Blanche Souterrain

August 16 Friday

  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Caen and Abbaye d’Ardenne
  • Juno Beach

August 17 Saturday

  • Juno Centre
  • Arromanches
  • Longues sur Mer German Battery
  • Omaha Beach Centre and American Cemetery
  • Point-du-Hoc

August 18 Sunday

  • Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery
  • Dieppe Visits
  • Dieppe Candle-light ceremony

August 19 Monday

  • Dieppe Raids Official ceremonies
  • Versailles
  • BVP review and conclusion

August 20 Tuesday

  • All participants and chaperones depart Paris for home.


Please note: The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize (BVP) is first and foremost an intensive educational program which requires full engagement and may pose potential challenges. Applicants should take into consideration that the BVP program itinerary not only includes full days of educational content, but also a great deal of walking in and around cemeteries, historical sites, and museums, including climbing steep, long staircases. The nature of the program’s content can also be a very intense emotional experience for some as the focus is on the First and Second World Wars. Please consider all of the above when applying.