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. 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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  • Great Museum with the attention to detail. The story is told in his sad reality. All came to set free us.
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  • We arrived at Juno Beach on a somewhat rainy & foggy morning, and prior to the Juno Beach Center opening. The walk along the beach set the tone for the remainder of our time there. Well done in every ...  more »
  • I think this is an important stop for Canadians when visiting Normandy. As much as Vimy defined our nation during WWI the assault on the Atlantic Wall on D Day was as important for Canada and all free...  more »
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  • So cool here. I am very happy they have history available to the public. The bunkers are neat and the exhibit is very informational. The staff were warm and friendly and spoke English.
  • Outstanding museum detailing Canadian participation and contribution to WW2 as well as the history of the D-Day landing. Staffed by Canadians. Extremely moving and well laid out.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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