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

Nicole and Hervé Hoffer received the Meritorious service decorations

February 15, 2023 11:03 pm

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Battlefield Foundation (CBF) learned in late October 2022 that our current CBF vice-president (France section), Nicole Hoffer and her late husband Hervé Hoffer, the former CBF vice president of (France section), were both awarded the Meritorious service decorations. They received these decorations for their remembrance work related to

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78th Anniversary D-Day

September 11, 2022 8:41 pm

While Canadian students were not present at the ceremonies this year, members of the The Canadian Battlefields Foundation from both Canada and France, joined in the commemorative ceremonies for the 78th anniversary of D-Day, on June 6th 2022. Photos from the ceremonies at the L’Abbaye d’Ardenne, Place de l’Ancienne boucherie and Jardin Canadien du Mémorial shown

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77th Anniversary D-Day

June 15, 2021 10:01 pm

With ongoing restrictions on travel and limitations for gatherings, a modest D-Day celebration was held at La Maison des Canadiens (Canada House) on June 6th. (left to right) Nicolas Hoffer, Nicole Hoffer, vice-president France and Olivier Hoffer (Director CBF) accompanied by their young daughters Lisa and Lauryne. Nicole Hoffer, Vice President, France: lays a wreath at the Bretteville

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Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series

Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series

May 25, 2021 9:35 pm

 In partnership with the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, the Juno Beach Centre Association and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies is pleased to announce the Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series. Every two weeks from May to September, we will be following Canadian and British Commonwealth soldiers as

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CBF 2020 Battlefield tour poster and application is available

January 7, 2020 8:45 pm

Now in its 26th 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 Geoff Hayes (University of Waterloo), Professor Graham Broad (Kings College), and Professor Scott Sheffield (University of the Fraser

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