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April 27th - May 8th
2025
•The netherlands•

FOLLOW the routes TAKEN BY
our Canadian Troops!

Join IOFF 2025 for a
once-in-a-lifetime
experience

In Our Fathers’ Footsteps is a
not-for-profit pilgrimage designed for the descendants of Canadian military who served in the Netherlands during the Second World War.

 

In Our Fathers’ Footsteps is a spiritual, cultural, and educational event that includes walks, along the routes of the Canadian liberators— together with heartfelt commemorations and joyful festivities.

 

Honouring the Liberation’s 80th anniversary, In Our Fathers' Footsteps 
will take place in The Netherlands in April and May in 2025.

 

Trace the footsteps of the Canadian troops. Celebrate peace, freedom
and Dutch friendship. Honour our troops that served during
the Second World War!

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Are you the proud descendant of a Canadian who served in the Netherlands during the Second World War?

 

Join our 80th anniversary pilgrimage to honour our Canadian troops, learn more about the Liberation and Dutch culture, and fulfill our promise

 

"We will remember."

 

- Karen Hunter

Descendant and IOFF Founder

AMAZING HIGHLIGHTS - IOFF 2025

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IOFF’s Signature Walks​

Walk with professional guides through fields and forests along researched routes taken by Canadian troops. Learn about Second World War operations and battles. Experience warm welcomes in towns and villages. Enjoy local entertainment and Dutch hospitality.

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Meet HRH Princess Margriet

Attend the “80 Years Liberation” entertainment event followed by a private meeting with HRH Princess Margriet, and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven.

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Heartfelt Tributes
 

Participate in remembrance tributes with The Canadian Remembrance Torch at Canadian war monuments and cemeteries in Groesbeek, Holten, and Bergen op Zoom. Experience a candlelight vigil in the village of Almen.

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Liberation Day Festivities

Enjoy VIP treatment at the Dutch Veterans Parade in Wageningen,

special IOFF performances in Dutch villages, and a Liberation Party with locals.

Military Theme

Join a platoon, receive marching orders, walk with The Canadian Remembrance Torch, and pipe bands. Sleep in private barracks at a former Canadian Second World War field hospital, on an estate filled with Canadian military history.

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Apeldoorn Liberation Parade

Participate as guests of honour in Apeldoorn’s Liberation Parade surrounded by dozens of United Pipes for Peace bands, with tens of thousands of spectators!

DAYS TO THE PILGRIMAGE

OUR SUPPORTERS

Faces To Graves
Liberation Route Europe
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Battlefield Discovery
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