In our Fathers’ Footsteps is a spiritual, cultural, and educational experience. With guidance from Liberation Route Europe, VVV (Dutch Tourist Information), KWBN (Royal Dutch Walking Association), battlefield tour guides, and the Canadian Embassy in The Netherlands, IOFF highlights include:
  • NL Remembrance Day Ceremony at Holten Canadian War Cemetery

  • National Dutch Liberation Festival in Wageningen, including Veterans’ Parade 

  • Liberation festivities with local communities

  • Apeldoorn Liberation Festivities

  • Canadian Camp at the Royal Family’s Palace (Het Loo)

  • Meet Princess Margriet, our Canadian Princess! 

  • Amsterdam Canal Tour

  • Hartenstein Museum (Arnhem)

  • Military bands, themed music & entertainment

  • Meet & Greet and Orientation

  • A 60 km walk (over 3 days) along researched routes
    taken by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Canadian Division

  • Professionally-certified tour guides

  • Morning & afternoon trail refreshments 

  • Military-themed picnic lunches

  • Walking guide-notes

  • Military theme (“platoons,” mess kits, vehicles)

  • Flower Ceremony at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

  • Candlelight Vigils

  • Nijmegen Sunset March on Waal Bridge