First World War (1914-1918)

First World War (1914-1918)

Canada’s role in the First World War (WW1). Timelines, remembrance and archival records, as well as the people who fought.


Services and information

Canada’s military role

Canada’s involvement in the First World War, including key facts and figures.

Museum exhibits

Museums and their exhibits on First World War themes.

Anniversaries and commemorations

Upcoming events that commemorate major milestones of Canada’s involvement in the First World War.

Battles and campaigns

Major Canadian battles and campaigns of the First World War.

Indigenous Peoples in the war

The roles Indigenous men and women played in the First World War.

Memorials, honours and medals

Memorials and medals honouring Canadians who served in the First World War.

First World War military nurses

Nurses in the First World War, with excerpts from their letters and diaries.

Historical archives

Historical databases, files and records from the Second World War.

Educational resources

Learning resources for educators, including lesson plans and modules on the First World War.

National historic sites

Plan your visit to Canadian landmarks that served a special purpose during WWI.


Documentaries and archival footage about WWI.

What we are doing


From Vimy to Juno

Explore the connections between Canada’s participation in the two world wars.

Visitor Education Centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial (France)

Conceptual image of the visitor education

The new Canadian National Vimy Memorial opens to the public on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Halifax Citadel national historic site of Canada

Aerial view of the Halifax Citadel

Plan a trip to the Halifax Citadel, a strategic hilltop location chosen to protect the city in times of war.

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