Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer

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Juno Beach Centre presents Canada’s role in military operations and the war effort on the home front in World War II. Film, audio, and displays bring pre-war and wartime Canada alive, as well as cover the fighting experiences. At the front of the center, Juno Park has walkways with interpretation panels, a preserved German bunker, and a path leading to the beach. There is little development here, so nothing interrupts your contemplation of beach and ocean. Imagine the sands littered with mines-on-sticks, spiky metal “hedgehogs,” barbed wire, and other barbarisms intended to destroy landing craft and the 14,000 Canadian soldiers that fought in this area. Put Juno Beach Centre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Courseulles-sur-Mer itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    As a testament to what the brave Canadian soldiers did and sacrificed for us, this is not the best. The staff at the centre are quite rude and unhelpful. I was told not to take my two well intelligent...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Excellent museum as well for movies the explanations and the running of the Museum attention this museum is so good and rich it takes more than 1 h 30 to visit for teenagers it there ' plenty of video and explanation to their doors! Super Bravo Museum!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful Museum to see the Canadian of the 2nd World War. I learned lot of new things. The movie in the room is very moving, especially the end...
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  • July 12, 2017
    Every Canadian should visit the Juno Beach Centre. It brings out a lot of emotions from gratefulness, patriotism to sadness. The centre thoroughly describes Canada's strong influence in helping to win the war. There are bunkers, tanks and many commemorative plaques and pictures. Follow the path to the beach. There are lots of parking and the centre is well marked with directions from the highway. It is also Canadian run from the tour guides to the gift shop cashier.
  • June 21, 2017
    The site has a lot of bunkers that remind you of the German occupation. It is very impressive to see that the bunker are now located pretty much behind the dunes,but they use to be located close to the water. The are has great signs that tell the stories of the Canadian army and their battle. The Juno beach centre has a lot of parking around. The names of the fallen are captured on pillars in front of the center. The first part of the center is freely accessible and tells more about the battle in ww 1 and we 2. Fun little store but is rather expensive.
  • June 25, 2017
    My family of five thoroughly enjoyed our experience today! My three children (aged 12, 10, 7) were engaged throughout the museum with the children's activities. The museum gives a broad overview of Canada's role in WWII, including D-Day and Juno Beach, and the park tour is a must! The temporary exhibit on Vimy Ridge was interesting as well. The Canadian staff were very friendly!
  • June 13, 2017
    Absolutely fantastic. Comprehensive and well presented account of Canada's sons participation in D Day landings and the liberation of Europe. Staffed by young Canadians who are enthusiastic, polite and knowledgeable. The accounts of the Canadians actions that lead to VC's being awarded are particularly moving. A must see in the touring of the D Day beaches
  • August 20, 2017
    if you wish to learn more about the D day landings go elsewhere this place is very disappointing. To sum it up it seems to be a memorial rather than a museum. There are only three actual artefacts relevant to the landings the rest is devoted to the WW1 Vimy ridge monument. It is not worthy of the single star rating but this has to be given to make this post.

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