Korean War (1950-1953)

Korean War (1950-1953)

Canada’s role in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Timelines, remembrance, visuals and learning resources.


Services and information

Canada’s military role

Overview of Canada’s involvement in the Korean War, including key facts and figures.

Memorials, honours and medals

Memorials, honours and medals commemorating the Canadian efforts during the Korean War.

Navy equipment exhibit

Online exhibit of equipment used by Canada’s Navy during the Korean War.

Canada Remembers the Battle of Kapyong

How Canadians fought in one of the toughest battles in Korea, the Battle of Kapyong.

Educational resources

Learning resources to help teachers plan lessons on Canada’s role in Korea.

Canada Remembers Hill 355

How Canadians fought for the coveted Hill 355.

Films and video

Documentaries and newsreels about Canada in the Korean War.

What we are doing


They Chose China (film)

Two men sitting at a table in front of a microphone

Watch this feature length documentary about 21 American soldiers who chose to stay in China after the Korean War ended.

Books of Remembrance

The books remembrance memorial chamber room

Find information about the seven Books of Remembrance, found in the Memorial Chamber on Parliament Hill.

Monument to Canadian Fallen

Life size sculpture of a soldier holding a baby and his left hand is on the shoulder of a young boy who is standing beside him

Learn about this commemorative monument, located at the United Nations Memorial cemetery in Busan.

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