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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 anniversary,
In Our Fathers' Footsteps will take place in The Netherlands in May 2020.
Trace your father’s footsteps. Celebrate our freedom, peace and Dutch friendship. Honour our WWII Dutch Liberation veterans!
Follow the footsteps of our Canadian troops. Learn about WWII operations and battles, visit Canadian war monuments, and picnic along the way.
Participate in flower ceremonies, candlelight vigils, and Remembrance Day events at the Canadian war cemeteries in Groesbeek, Holten, and Almen.
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.
From stroopwafels to bitterballen, taste the country’s many specialties. Sample world-famous kaas (cheese). Experience Dutch hospitality.
Party with the Dutch on National Liberation Day. Experience Canadian Camp festivities at the Royal Family’s Palace in Apeldoorn.
Meet Princess Margriet!
Explore The Netherlands. Book your own trips to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk’s famous windmills, and Giethoorn’s beautiful canals.
DAYS TO THE PILGRIMAGE