The story behind Avenue de Vimy

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A 100-hectare (250-acre) portion of the former battleground now serves as a memorial park and site of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Inscribed on the ramparts of the Memorial are the names of the 11,285 Canadian soldiers who were declared “missing and presumed dead” in France and have no known graves. This powerful symbol conveys the extent of Canadians’ true feelings of loss.

Avenue de Vimy is named in honour of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.