Every Canadian school student learns about the Battle of Vimy Ridge: the World War I battle that marked the first time all four Canadian divisions in the Allied army fought together on the same battlefield; that cemented the Canadians’ reputation as elite fighters, with the endurance and determination to take any objective; that stands, today, as the iconic symbol of the coming-of-age of the Canadian nation. Here, to mark the hundredth anniversary of Vimy Ridge, we take a close look at the role that the Creston Valley played there.
Chronology of Battle
A day-by-day overview of the Canadian troops in action. Learn More
Keys to Success
New strategies made the difference to the success of the Canadian troops. Learn More
Service records of Creston Valley men known or thought to have been at Vimy Ridge. Learn More
Online materials, local documents, photographs, and more to bring Vimy Ridge to your classroom. Learn More
Coming soon: First-hand account of the Vimy 100 ceremonies in France. Check back here for more