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
77th Anniversary D-DayJune 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 BrettevilleRead More
Maple Leaf Route Webinar SeriesMay 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 soldiersRead More
CBF 2020 Battlefield tour poster and application is availableJanuary 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 theRead More
June 5th, 2019June 8, 2019 4:45 pm
We had a busy past few days as we visited many military cemeteries and D Day Academy which was a military museum filled with trucks and Canadian, American, and German military equipment and guns. Today (June 5th) we started off the day by learning about Operation Epsom by looking at Hill 112 which was described as “Just like Verdun”. Chances here for death was high unless youRead More
May 30th, 2019June 8, 2019 4:44 pm
Today was probably one of the most interesting days that I have found thus far. Starting of at the Australian memorial and monument for the First World War along with the Sir John Monash Center. This memorial was definitely one to remember as the way they told their story through their various films, posters, and artifacts was impressive. I was very happy to have been able to goRead More