A visit to the Juno Beach Centre is life-changing. Walking in the footsteps of young, Canadian soldiers who landed on this stretch of beach in Normandy, France on DDay is emotional, eye-opening, and never-to-be-forgotten.
Some Canadians do more than visit. They work here. Permanent staff and young Canadians greet and guide visitors at the Centre, through the restored bunkers, and on Juno Beach itself, and work on programs that tell the story at the Juno Beach Centre of DDay from a Canadian point of view.
Many of the young guides are about the same age as the 19- and 20-year old soldiers who landed on Juno Beach in 1944 - and that's by design. It helps keep in perspective how young most of those Canadian soldiers were.
Here are some thoughts and insights of Juno Beach Centre team members about their daily presence in such an important and evocative place for Canadians.
Start your Trip!
Start your trip to Normandy, France
Let us help you plan your trip
- Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage
- And Now For Some Good News In Travel
- Video: Normandy WW2 Landing Beaches
- What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year
- Video: A Canadian Veteran of DDay Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre
- Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?