april 28th - May 10th 2021

• The netherlands •

9 OR 13 DAYs

FOLLOW the routes TAKEN BY

our Canadian Troops!

In Our Fathers’ Footsteps

is a not-for-profit, Camino-inspired pilgrimage for the Canadian descendants

of WWII veterans of the Liberation 

of The Netherlands.

 

In Our Fathers' Footsteps  is a spiritual, cultural, and educational event that includes a 60 km walk—over 3 days, along the routes of the Canadian liberators— together with heartfelt commemorations and joyful festivities.

 

Coinciding with the Liberation’s 75th+1 anniversary, 

In Our Fathers' Footsteps will take place in The Netherlands in May 2021.

 

Trace your father’s footsteps. Celebrate our freedom, peace and Dutch friendship. Honour our WWII Dutch Liberation veterans!

Are you the proud descendant of a Canadian WWII veteran who served in 

The Netherlands?

 

Join our 75th+1 anniversary pilgrimage
to honour these veterans, learn more about the Liberation and Dutch culture, and fulfill our promise:

 

"We shall never forget."

 

- Karen Hunter

Descendant and IOFF Organizer

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Historic Routes

Follow the footsteps of our Canadian troops. Learn about WWII operations and battles, visit Canadian war monuments, and picnic along the way.

Heartfelt Tributes

Participate in flower ceremonies, candlelight vigils, and Remembrance Day events at the Canadian war cemeteries in Groesbeek, Holten, and Almen.

Military Theme
 

Immerse yourself in a memorable learning experience. Join a “platoon,” receive “marching orders,” eat from mess-kits, and sleep in private “barracks” on an estate filled with military history. 

Dutch Culture

From stroopwafels to bitterballen, taste the country’s many specialties. Sample world-famous kaas (cheese). Experience Dutch hospitality.

Festive Celebrations

Party with the Dutch on National Liberation Day. Experience Canadian Camp festivities at the Royal Family’s Palace in Apeldoorn.

 

Meet Princess Margriet!

Free Time

Explore The Netherlands.
Enjoy a day of leisure, sightseeing, or meet-up’s with Dutch friends.

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DAYS TO THE PILGRIMAGE

OUR SUPPORTERS

Battlefield Discovery
Faces To Graves
Liberation Route Europe
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The Green Sparks
 
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The Canadian Remembrance Torch

CONTACT US

Do you have a question regarding IOFF or our 75th+1 anniversary event? Fill out the contact form below. Thank you!

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