The CBF Study Tour Program

The Canadian Battlefields Foundation has created a bursary fund so that young men and women from Canada can visit and learn, on the actual battlefields, what the youth of Canada contributed to their freedom. These sacrifices gave Canada international stature and influence and made Canada a significant force for peace in the world.

The bursary fund, a truly living memorial, has allowed the Foundation, beginning in 1995, to partially finance 12 university students, each year, from across Canada to study in Europe. The participants experience first hand how deeply grateful the people of Europe remain to Canada generations later.

Study tour itineraries vary each year but usually terminate in Normandy.

Please note: Written articles by students while on the Battlefields Tour are written in the language of their choice. As a result, student articles in either language will only be visible in the language indicated by the language selection menu.

Latest Study Tour Activity

CBF 2019 Battlefield tour poster and application is OPEN!

January 9, 2019 10:12 pm

Now in its 25th year, the Canadian Battlefields Foundation Study Tour is intended for Canadian university students who want to learn more about the role Canadians played in the liberation of Europe in the World Wars. This year’s tour. Led by Professor Marc Milner (University of New Brunswick) and Jérémie LeBlanc (Saint Paul University) and will visit Ypres, the Somme, Vimy

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The human cost

June 12, 2017 10:57 am

The 10th of June was a rather somber day for me. Our group learned more about how the war impacted civilians in France with the help of a museum in Falaise called: Memorial des Civils dans la guerre. Here we learned about how children were educated under German control and the types of propaganda used to portray the Germans and others such as Petain, in a positive light. The museum

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"No day will erase you from the memory of time"

June 7, 2017 5:06 pm

Today was a moving and emotional day of ceremonies hosted by the Canadian Battlefields Foundation in the city of Caen. We took part in three ceremonies in different locations around the city, each with its own theme: education, commemoration, and remembrance. In the time since these ceremonies I have taken the opportunity to reflect on how these themes emerged not only today but

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