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Canadian battlefields of the First World War with historian David O’Keefe

Discover the highlights of this exciting exploratory tour as led by professor and historian David O'Keefe in 2022

On this tour, we'll enjoy an extended exploration of the Vimy Monument, tunnels and trenches ^


To walk the ground of the First World War battlefields helps us gain great insight into the world we live in today.

On this beautiful tour, running from June 17-22nd next year, we explore the First World War Canadian battlefields, including Vimy, the Somme, and Passchendaele, alongside our experienced team, as led by historian and professor David O'Keefe.

You may have heard that name before - from History Television's War Junk to documentaries like The Black Watch Snipers, and Dieppe Uncovered, it's fair to say that if you're a fan of History, David O'Keefe has graced your television screen once or twice.

David O'Keefe & Wayne Abbot's have led them on many adventures ^

Or perhaps his name graces your bookshelf? His three critically acclaimed books, (The Seven Days in Hell + Dieppe Uncovered), were Amazon's top 3 Canadian bestsellers this year for Canadian History in the 20th Century.

On this program, we'll talk of David O'Keefe's experiences working at Vimy, Beaumont Hamel, and Flanders, both in his research and from History Channel's War Junk, giving us an extended and explorative look behind the scenes of these important sites.

It is a huge honour to have professor David O'Keefe leading us on this tour!

A panorama at Lochnagar Crater in the Somme ^

This is a custom battlefield tour, created for Canadians who wish to participate in a more explorative tour alongside our experienced team. We'll retrace the story of the Canadian involvement in the Great War - from the iconic battles of Vimy and Passchendaele, the underground tunnels of the Somme and Arras, to the heart of the Grote Markt in Ypres.

Of course, this means special visits with our friends in both Flanders, the Somme, and at Vimy. Enjoy the finest of Belgian cuisines with us in the heart of Ypres' Grote Markt, explore the extended tunnels at Vimy Ridge with VAC's staff, and retrace your own family lineage at Passchendaele.

The Trench Museum, nestled in tunnels underneath the Basilica of Albert ^

Throughout our journey, we'll enjoy beautiful, superior-class accommodation and restaurants with some of our favourite local hoteliers and chefs. Goodness gracious we really miss you all.

an extensive orientation at Passchendaele ^

This tour ends with a beautiful stop at the Talbot House in Poperinge, complete with lunch, tea and a good visit with our friends in Flanders. Enjoy Belgian Beers, good food, and history among our battlefield friends - this trip is sure to be a wonderful journey back to reunite with our friends, colleagues and indeed, our history.

Seats for this tour are limited, and our Covid Risk Free Policy can help provide you with peace of mind.

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