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NEW! * Vimy Ridge 2017 Centenary Tours * NEW

Vimy Foundation Tours: Vimy Ridge 2017

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About Spirit of Remembrance

Our Battlefield Tours/ Journeys of Remembrance

Research & Family History

The Origin of the Poppy

"In Flanders Fields" - Lt. Col. John McCrae 

Canadians at War

About Canadians in WW1

Beaumont-Hamel & Newfoundland Regiment WW1

 WW 1 Tours 2016:  Western Front & Vimy Ridge

About Canadians in WW2

 WW 2 Tour 2015:  Dieppe & Normandy 2015

 WW 2 Tours 2016: * New Tour

2016 Canadian Battlefield Tours

WW1: Canada Photo Gallery (Incl. Vimy Ridge)

Paris Accommodation: Spirit of Paris

  Rare  WW1 Videos:  National Film Board of Canada

WW2:  D-Day Photo Gallery

 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Ride

70th Anniversary 2014 D-Day Photo Libary

WW1: Menin Gate: Ypres  Gallery

Post WW2: Korea, Vietnam

CANADIANS IN FRANCE & BELGIUM IN THE GREAT WAR:
VIMY RIDGE CENTENARY TOURS 2017: "VIMY 100"  (100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY)
 

                                 (20 Jan 2016: Latest information re official ceremony.)

ADVANCE TOURS INFORMATION:
The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Extended Tours: 2 multi day tours are now available for the Vimy centenary in 2017 (Vimy 100)

The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance 
NEW!! 20 May 2016: New pre and post touring Luxury River Cruising Option!

A combined
WW1 & WW2 11N/12 Day Tour:
('Vimy to Juno and Beyond')
Departs and returns Lille, France. Starts Thursday 06 April 2017: Finishes Monday 17 April 2017.
Early registration to confirm your place is recommended as tours will fill quickly & space IS limited.
FULL TOUR DETAILS HERE:


Our NEW WW1 6N/7 Day Tour: ('Hill 145') (Added by popular demand 3 May 2016!) 
Departs and returns Lille, France. Starts Wednesday 5th April 2017: Finishes Tuesday 11 April 2017.
Early registration is recommended as previous same tour filled in 2 weeks & space IS limited..
FULL TOUR DETAILS HERE:

Our WW1 5N/6 Day Tour: ('The Byng Boys")
 *Update 27 Apr 2016:   TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. (Note: Our alternate Tour "Hill 145" is now available!)
Departs and returns Lille, France. Starts Thursday 6th April 2017: Finishes Tuesday 11 April 2017.
FULL TOUR DETAILS HERE:

New!: 2017 Canadian Vimy Memorial Centenary *Netherlands add-on Tour: 3 Nights/4 Days
Full Details:
WW2: Netherlands: Battle of the Scheldt: ex Lille: 12-15 April 2017

*We are also operating Day Return Tours (9th April) from Paris & London to the Vimy Centenary
The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Vimy 100: Centenary Remembrance Day Tour: Ex Paris (9 April 2017)
The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Vimy 100: Centenary Remembrance Day Tour: Ex London (9 April 2017)
Spirit of Remembrance is pleased to announce that we will be operating these very special Centenary  Remembrance Day Tours to the Vimy Centenary event(s) from London and Paris. Tours will depart very early morning from each city and return in the late evening same day.
Early registration to confirm your place is recommended as tours will fill quickly & space IS limited.
FULL DETAILS HERE: (* Registration on tour(s) requires a * fully refundable registration fee)

            Update
** Vimy Foundation 2017 VIP Tour NOW RELEASED **
We have also now released our VIP Vimy Foundation tour for 2017. Part of the proceeds of this VIP Tour led by General (Retired) Rill Hillier will assist the Vimy Foundation to raise funds to send groups of young Canadians to Vimy in France for the April 2017 centenary commemorations at Vimy Ridge. We look forward to you joining the tour and help the Vimy Foundation to help Canada's youth perpetuate the memory of those who gave us all the freedoms that we enjoy today.
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The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance Note: We have been advised that it is highly unlikely that Veteran Affairs Canada will release any information for the Vimy Centenary event(s) (April 9th 2017) until late summer 2016 as they are currently very busy planning the centenary events for The Battle of the Somme, Beaumont-Hamel, Courcelette etc.

We have also now been advised (3/5/2016) by VAC that it IS NOT possible to visit the Vimy Tunnels nor take a tour of the memorial site on the day of the Centenary ceremony. We have also still not been advised if the new Visitor Centre will be open. Because of this, we have factored 2 days in for Vimy (8th and 9th April) on the WW1 "Byng Boys", "Hill 145" & WW2 "Vimy to Juno and Beyond" itineraries. (* Check the Byng Boys, Hill 145 & Vimy to Juno itineraries for more information)

Note: Because we do not currently have enough information regarding the official Vimy Centenary schedule/event(s) on the 9th April 2017, and operational issues that could arise from information not yet to hand, we reserve the right to change the itineraries on all tours that are published for sale.


The Flanders Poppy - The Spirit of Remembrance 2017 - and the centenary of the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9 1917, will be without doubt one of the most auspicious and historic centenary events in the history of Canada. Advance interest in the event is already intense, with thousands already making plans to attend this 'once in a lifetime' event along with dignitaries and heads of state from all over the world. Interest is intense and accommodation space is already most limited for attendance at this very special event. We would be delighted if you can join us for this 'once in a lifetime' event, honouring the heritage of all Canadians and the birthplace of modern Canada.

Spirit of Remembrance is also honoured to be the official Tour Operator for the Vimy Foundation and will be operating a further set of special tours for the Vimy Foundation IN 2017. Full details to be announced shortly.

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