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 walks totalling 60 km, along the routes of the Canadian liberators— together with heartfelt commemorations and joyful festivities.
Coinciding with the Liberation’s 75th+2 anniversary, In Our Fathers' Footsteps will take place in The Netherlands in April and May 2022.
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
Join our 75th+2 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
Follow the footsteps of our Canadian troops in 1944 and 1945 with professional guides.
Learn about WWII operations and battles, visit Canadian war monuments, and picnic along the way.
Participate in flower ceremonies, a candlelight vigil, and Remembrance Day events at
the Canadian war cemeteries
in Groesbeek, Holten, and Bergen
Immerse yourself in a memorable learning experience. Join a “platoon,” receive “marching orders,” walk with piper bands, and sleep in private “barracks” on an estate filled with Canadian military history.
From stroopwafels to bitterballen and pannenkoeken, taste the country’s many specialties. Sample world-famous kaas (cheese). Experience Dutch hospitality.
Party with the Dutch on National Liberation Day. Experience the Dutch gratitude and friendship shown to our veterans.
Explore the Netherlands. Enjoy a day of leisure, sightseeing, or meet-up’s with Dutch friends.
DAYS TO THE PILGRIMAGE