Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer

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. Arrange to visit Juno Beach Centre and other attractions in Courseulles-sur-Mer using our Courseulles-sur-Mer day trip website.
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  • Visited the centre, took the tour of the underground bunkers. The guide also took us for a tour of the beach and landings. The centre had a great display. Many very detail boards, films. The young...  more »
  • The museum came as pleasant surprise during a walk on the beach. Very interesting; with the intro film being an absolutely amazing experience. Inside had a lot of great stories, artefacts and history....  more »
  • The centre offered an interesting look at the Canadian's role on D-Day. The displays were slightly confusing to follow, and the temporary display about women in the war was so small that I didn't...  more »
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  • Every single Canadian needs to go and check out the Juno Beach centre. The staff are so knowledgable and helpful. They are all students from Canada and you can see the pride they have in Canada as there guide you through the centre and around the grounds. You'll definitely walk away as a proud Canadian.
  • Excellent museum honoring Canadian forces that fought and died in Normandy. Staff are Canadian and are super friendly (they’re Canadian!). My son and I really enjoyed it. I met a nice Canadian on a short business visit to the area at the American Cemetery at Omaha. He mentioned he had limited time and I emphasized he visit here as all Canadians should!
  • Very interesting and eye opening, never knew that the Germans used POW. to guard the occupied coastline and let them shoot at the allieds by threatening them with "if you don't shoot them we'll shoot you" All these young soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. We took the guided tour, do so, you'll see it's worth it.
  • This is my third visit, very touching every time. I recommend you plan at least 90 minutes for your visit and bunker tour. My group generally does the bunker tour, then museum tour, picnic lunch nearby on the grass and spends the afternoon on the beach. The history and symbolic message of the memorial is truly inspiring, so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Great job by the organization and guides!
  • This is a great memorial. Lots of educational signs to help better understand what happened. The beach was very clean and beautiful. Bike/wall paths through the Length of the beach to help you see all the sites.

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