Vimy Pilgrimage Award

Young Canadians, aged 14-17, who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, and bravery are eligible to apply for the Vimy Foundation’s annual Vimy Pilgrimage Award. The Award is a fully-funded immersive educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War effort.

The 2018 program – scheduled for April 2-10 – will feature interactive education and visits to significant First World War sites, museums, cemeteries, historic battlefields, and memorials including the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. 20 youth from across Canada will be selected to explore our nation’s history abroad during the centennial year of the 1918 armistice.

For more information about the rules and criteria for the program click here.


The deadline to apply for the 2018 Vimy Pilgrimage Award has passed.

All applicants are being contacted by phone or email and advised of the status of their application. Please ensure you check your spam and junk folders for any communication from the Foundation.

If you have not heard from the Foundation by January 19, please advise us at

Information on the 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage award will be posted here in September, 2018.


Curious about past programs? Click here for the 2017 Vimy Pilgrimage Award recipients.
Click here to view photos from the 2017 Vimy Pilgrimage Award program.

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Thank you to Scotiabank for their generous support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential, and has been investing in Canadian communities for 185 years.




Thank you to Air Canada for their support as a sponsor of the 2018 Vimy Pilgrimage Award.


Thank you to Canada’s History for their ongoing support of the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.