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Sanctuary Wood, Ieper (Ypres)

(1.7/5 based on 550 reviews on the web)
Honoring the Canadian troops who fought at Ypres Salient in World War I, Sanctuary Wood marks the spot where the troops executed their first planned offensive against German troops. During the attack the Canadians regained territory at the top of the hill, denying the German troops a view of Ypres. Located just outside the city, terraced gardens lead up to the a gray stone block that bears the Canadian insignia. Walk up to the monument for an excellent view over the town and the landscaped gardens. Work out when and for how long to visit Sanctuary Wood and other Ieper (Ypres) attractions using our handy Ieper (Ypres) vacation builder.
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  • Having had a week to visit museums and memorials in Belgium and France. This struck me as a darker view as the photographs are more honest seeing the real devistation that war brought to this nutral c...  more »
  • Beyond the Canadian memorial that offers a peaceful and panoramic view across to Ypres, the private museum is a treasure trove of memorabilia from Hill 62, the local area and WWI in general . Inside t...  more »
  • Interesting place, hardly changed from the 20s when it was set up.Loads to see and outside trenches.Its a museum from another era.3d Slides can be grim. Not the best museum in the salient but kids lov...  more »
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  • This is an incredible experience. The collection of WWI artifacts, war art and trenches is simply amazing. The family and this museum is truly a credit to our remembrance of the First World War. Thank you for providing such an unforgettable experience. My students from years past still rave about visiting this site.