D-Day Tour Canadian Sector
Our Canadian Sector tour concentrates on the importance of the (sometimes overlooked) Canadians’ role during the Battle for Normandy.
We shall look at the Canadian Parachute Battalion’s role as part of the 6th Airborne Division in preventing German counter attacks from the East across the River Dives towards Pegasus Bridge at Benouville. We shall then move to JUNO Beach and explore Mike and Nan Sectors of the beach where the Canadians staked out their own bridgehead and then fiercely attacked southwards, driving inland to take the high ground west of Caen. We shall follow their relentless drive inland and explain the crucial battles with 12th SS Hitler Jugend Division.
We shall of course visit the Canadian Cemetery at Beny sur Mer to pay our respects to the 2,048 soldiers buried there. We also stop at Ardennes Abbey where 20 Canadian soldiers were murdered by the SS.
This tour will take you to see ;
Pegasus Bridge at Benouville,
The Canadian Parachute Memorial at Les Mesnil
JUNO Beach (Mike & Nan Sectors) (With an option of visiting the JUNO Beach Centre Museum).
The Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches (optional)
Beny sur Mer Cemetery
The drive inland from JUNO to Caen
This tour is a whole days duration from 09.30-17.30hrs.
This itinerary is a guide and not rigid. We pride ourselves on the bespoke nature of our tours. If there is a Canadian site you would particularly like to visit please let us know.