medals-in-frameCanadian Battlefield Tours is a Battlefield Tour Company, specializing in the Canadian actions in WW1 and the Canadian and British actions in WW2.

Our aim is to provide to you with a very unique experience while in Europe. If you were in the Canadian Military, have friends or family that have served in the Canadian Military, or have an interest in military history, our tours will provide you with an unparalleled experience relative to the Canadian battles in WW1 and the Canadian, British and Polish battles in WW2.

Our tours are private, custom tours designed to be intimate and personal. They are available on a first come first serve basis to anyone and will especially appeal to relatives of Canadian front line soldiers who were at the “sharp edge” and saw action in these theatres. To accomplish this we have restricted the size of our groups to 1 to 4 people. A personal tour, with pick-up at your hotel, may cost more when compared with joining a fixed-itinerary ‘bus’ tour, but the value, attention to detail, and personal touch is priceless. We feel it is by far and away the best way to see the battlefield. This is especially true, when this may be your one occasion to make the visit of your lifetime, making your battlefield visit a seamless experience. A personal tour is also better suited for the quiet exploration and reflection of past events, without the possible distraction of others making up your group – and the need for the tour leader to stick to a fixed time schedule!

Conducted (usually bus) tours, whether large or small, understandably, require you to comply with a fairly strict itinerary. The reason for this, is that the larger bus tours tend to take you primarily, to the better known monuments, museums and cemeteries.

Of course, with us, you will also visit these same monuments, museums and cemeteries, but always, with us, you will see so much more. For example, by the sheer size of their buses or coaches, they are unable to navigate the narrow farm tracks/roads, etc., to where some of the most poignant events took place. We don’t have those problems and our tours by their very nature, will take you through some of the most beautiful, scenic countryside you will ever see, usually on good quality, paved “back roads. We try to avoid, where possible, the extremely busy main highways. If you travel as part of a large group you may become frustrated by not being able to explore the landscape and ‘follow your nose’ to uncover the legacy of the battlefields. It can also be frustrating to be told to get back on the bus, to be herded to the next ‘must see’.

As noted above, our tours include visits to a select number of monuments, museums and beautiful Cemeteries, maintained and operated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. We also include a few select German cemeteries. Our tours are always flexible and will allow you the time you wish, to reminisce at the cemeteries. We will also make sure you have sufficient “free time” to enjoy other local tourist attractions.

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Testimonials

  • We just got home yesterday and was about to send you a short note about our experience with your company.  Our two tours were great. Our WWI guide JOHN... was exceptional!!  We enjoyed his company immensely. John was so courteous and mindful about my condition (I'm in pain waiting for a hip replacement) and drove ever so careful over speed bumps and pot holes... and took the curvy roads in a very careful way as not to add to my discomfort. He was the best guide we have ever had in all of our travels. We will recommend your company and John to our friends who plan to do the same trip we just did. Our Normandy guide ROBIN was extremely knowledgeable and did a good job informing us on everything.
    Valerie & Henry Strong
    Vancouver, BC
  • The Normandy part of the tour was exceptional with Robin, he brings so much energy and pride to his tour. He gives a broad view of certain battles, but will focus on the individual stories, as he says " his-story". At the end of each 10 hour day he gives you a folder with all the information of the many topics covered that day. My dad and I were blown away.   The World War One portion with Jon was also very professional. He has very in depth knowledge of all the specific battles and weaponry. It never failed, every time we walked near a farmers field there was some form of war debris, including a couple of unexploded shells.   All in all a great memorable experience.
    Jeff Pentecost
    Burnaby & Vancouver, BC
  • The tour was amazing, far beyond our expectations!!! Andrew and I so enjoyed our time with Robin touring the WW2 battlefields and memorial sites. Today, Andrew and I started our “break day” with a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, then we went to Dieppe and visited the Canadian War Museum to honour a great uncle of one of Andrew’s close friends. His grandfather, brother of his great uncle also served in WW2 after his brother, but is still alive (late 90’s now) and lives at the Veterans Retirement Residence at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Andrew and I were so excited to be able to take this trip/journey together, and extremely grateful to you!! Thank you so very much for making this dream come true for us. A huge thanks again for all your kind attention and amazing effort!!
    Marianne & Andrew Guizzetti
    Toronto, ON
  • The tour greatly exceeded our expectations. We had an absolutely fantastic tour with Richard Porter. It was a truly moving experience, especially the last day, during which he took us to the Somme area, where both my grandfathers were. Knowing their battalion number and regiment, he was able to pinpoint their exact location and movements. It was incredible. We will be talking about this vacation for a long time. Will heartily recommend your firm to anyone. Thank you so much!!
    Dr. Patricia Cairns
    Toronto, ON
  • The eight-day Canadians Choice Tour tour exceeded my expectations. Your guide Jim Smithson has a passion for and an encyclopedic knowledge of both WW II Normandy and the Western Front of WW I.  I was especially interested in sites associated with Canada.  He took me to many. Special was the “personal touch.”  Jim is a “keeper.”  I’d score him 10  / 10 ++!!
    Gord Yakimow
    Abbotsford, BC
  • Thank you for being our conduit to a wonderful educational experience. We met Andy at the train station in Arras and soon learned that we had the best tour guide possible. Andy is a wealth of knowledge and a great personality. After some brief planning and coffee at a local restaurant, we decided to take our journey south toward a number of Commonwealth Cemeteries, which included visits to Sere Road Cemetery No. 2, the Newfoundland Cemetery and of course the Bouchoir New British Cemetery where Gwyn’s uncle is buried. We travelled back to Arras for lunch, then during the afternoon we spent some time at Vimy Ridge Memorial and walked the grounds. We finished off with a visit to a German Cemetery nearby. I give your guide Andy Robertshaw top marks. Could not have been better. Gwyn and I are completely satisfied with this CBT experience, which we will recommend.
    Syd & Gwyn Perkins
    Tofield, Alberta
  • Mike was excellent!! Our tour experience was educational and enjoyable. We couldn’t have gained so much from the experience had we attempted it on our own. Mike was very accommodating and flexible to meet our needs. Mike is an excellent story teller and brought history to life. His car was comfortable and he was prompt in his arrival each day. Thanks so much for a tremendous experience!!
    Deborah Viel
    Yarmouth Nova Scotia
  • I thought I would let you know that the 3 days with Andy Robertshaw went great! He is extremely knowledgeable besides being fun to be around. The entire family enjoyed his company. He gave us new information and perspective on my Uncle Stuart Siddons’s  military service that I had not expected. I would be happy to give a recommendation to any of your, or his potential clients.
    Bill Boyd
    Marina del Rey, CA
  • We both thought the experience was very worthwhile and I believe we have come away changed. I now have an exceedingly deeper appreciation of what "thank you for your service" really means. We both believe it was a fabulous and worthwhile experience, but fun and relaxing are not two words either of us would use to describe the experience. I would highly recommend your organization and team for anyone interested in such a tour (but I would do my best to prepare them for the unpreparable, being the emotional impact, which really is what these tours really need to be about).
    Brent & Jason Moore
    Toronto, Ontario
  • I lost my father when I was twenty-five. He died at the age of fifty-six back in 1978. He was and continues to be a huge influence on me. He was a Lieutenant in the FSSF, 3rd Regiment. He left a leg on a path near Sospel, France. Finding the exact place where he was wounded in a quiet forest on the edge of a mountain in the Alps was profoundly moving. He had apparently crawled back to his men, ordering them to not come to his aid, thereby saving other lives as they found two more mines on the trail he had walked before stepping on the box mine. Gianni and Roland brought those years back into focus. They made history come alive. Gianni showed me a fountain where they would have stopped to drink. He showed me a path outside a headquarters building where they would undoubtedly have walked. Roland showed me the path of my dad’s last walk before being injured. I have been back in Canada about three weeks. I cannot stop thinking about our experience and the courage and sacrifice of these wonderful men.
    Paul Mergler
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Our Devil’s Brigade Tour went far beyond even our greatest expectations. Italy tour guide Gianni Blasi was so knowledgeable, accommodating and wonderful to be with. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Devil’s Brigade’s history, peppered with various anecdotes, made the tour so meaningful. As for the Franco – Italian Alps portion of the tour, French guide Roland Orengo led us on a 17 km hike to visit a battle site of great importance to us. It was his superb knowledge of the local terrain that allowed us to reach our destination. We never would have been able to get there without him. All in all, Canadian Battlefields Tours provided us with a once-in-a lifetime experience for which we will always be grateful.  And thanks so much for the time you put into it. It is a great package that should hopefully be enjoyed by many others in the future. I would recommend your tour company to anybody without any hesitation whatsoever. Thank you again!
    Brian Heller
    Toronto, Ontario
  • The tours were great. Robert and Berry really know their stuff, and their enthusiasm for the whole thing was really impressive. It's quite humbling to see people from another country show such an interest in ours - its a real shame our education system doesn't teach our kids nearly enough about this stuff. I will be in contact with both Robert and Berry to share with them some of the stuff I have from my grandfather, as they both expressed an interest in seeing it.
    Keith Marion
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Outstanding trip! We had such an unbelievable time and I owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude for having recommended Gianni and Roland (Sospel) to us. They were both just unbelievable. Gianni was beyond excellent! We had an absolutely fabulous time with him. He is so knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and entertaining. Two thumbs up!
    Brian Heller
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Did our tours meet our expectations – it is a definite that they met them. Jon (WWI) was very good about including other things which were in the area of which we were travelling. I had no idea that the two cemeteries we visited would be so far apart considering that the Internet seemed to indicate that they were both at Calais. We did spend quite a bit of time in the car but Jon had a great store of info to pass onto us. Jan (LOH) was totally prepared for us. We knew ahead our itinerary and he had lots to pass onto us when we finished the tour. He has given us more info about books and websites and I fully intend to follow these up when the gardening season is less demanding. I also look forward to reading his book.
    Lois and Dick Dow
    Wolselely, Saskatchewan
  • My dad and I were extremely pleased with our tour.  Jim did an exceptional job taking us through the various sites.  His preparation, in-depth knowledge and passion for the subject were clearly evident. It was particularly poignant standing in the Dury Mill Cemetery and looking out over the fields, which hadn't changed much in the last 100 years, where my grandfather's battalion was advancing and seeing the area where he was likely wounded.  All in all, a very successful tour and we would highly recommend CBT and Jim as a guide.
    Sean Craig
    Petawawa, Ontario
  • The tour was just superb  – I can easily say that it exceeded expectations. Ken is a terrific guide – very talented at gearing the information to the client’s level –  and Karen looked after us very well in the B&B.  The trains were on strike in France, so Ken ended up picking us up at the airport as well as dropping us off there, which was very good of him.  They ended up helping us sort out more family history (aside from my uncle John, killed at Mount Sorrel) – we discovered what my father had been up to in WWI as well – nothing to do with the Western Front – flying seaplanes doing anti U-boat patrols in the Channel. I had no idea.
    Dr. Rosemary Henderson
    Charlottetown, PEI
  • Everything went well indeed and we really enjoyed Ken and his help in planning our days. Ken was at my hotel as arranged punctually in the morning. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Ken. He was incredibly knowledgeable. He did not weigh me down with military strategy but always set the scene so beautifully filling in with a background of great interest to me. Gary, thank you for introducing us to Ken and for the arrangements you made on our behalf. I realize I have only touched the surface. If I manage to return to Northern France, I shall certainly be in touch with you. Thank you for your effort in sharing this important history.
    Hugh & Hally Siddons
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Our tour with Ken greatly exceeded our expectations. His knowledge of the battlefields was outstanding and his presentation captivating. His ability to weave actual stories into the information brought what we were seeing to life. His enthusiasm and passion for the information he had to share was most evident. Ken clearly went out of his way to provide us with locations and specific information regarding the contributions of Herbert Kiernan and Horace Cooper and that was much appreciated. For myself, it was especially poignant to visit the grave of my grandfather and take a picture of him and his son (my dad) together in front of the gravestone. It felt like re-uniting my dad with his dad, who had died when my dad was only eight years of age. That is a memory that I will always cherish.      
    Maureen & Gerald Borbridge
    Calgary, Alberta
  •   This was a wonderful, informative and highly moving experience. We count ourselves as being highly fortunate to have had Ken as our guide and Karen to host us in their lovely home in Flers. Ken needs to be nominated for 'cat herder of the year'! He is congenial, a walking encyclopedia of information and went out of his way to personalize it for us by featuring a trip to our friend's grandfather's grave site and to also help me understand where my grandfather' cousin served and was eventually wounded. Ken has a fine sense of timing and alters orders of sites and focus aspects as situations fluctuate. In a word he is stellar. I/we would highly recommend you and CANADIAN BATTLEFIELD TOURS and Ken as guide, and if the interested parties are REALLY lucky they might even get to meet Karen and be allowed to share her wonderful home.
    Fred & Deanna Hunt
    Calgary, Alberta
  • David & I have nothing but rave reviews for our WWI Tour and Ken & Karen - great historians, great hosts, off the charts! David & I had a great trip on the train to Amsterdam, and had a fabulous first day including evening dinner cruise - what an incredible city & people! I'm running on adrenaline now - need sleep.  
    Earl Walter & David Anholt
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Re: Battlefield Tour Marilyn and myself (Jim) had the privilege of doing a Canadian Battlefield tour hosted by Gary and Dianne McKay and I must say it was a very enlightening and humbling experience. Gary and Dianne and their tour guides did an incredible job in explaining each venue we visited, from the beaches of Normandy to the Dieppe 75 anniversary commemoration and finally to the incredible WWI monuments in memories of the extreme sacrifices made by all those young men and women. This will be a trip that we will never forget, so from Marilyn and myself we would like to thank Gary and Di, Mark our incredible bus driver, John, Mark,Ken and Jon, our tour guides and all the people on the tour, it was an absolute blast!
    Jim and Marilyn Abel
    Stettler, Alberta
  • Our trip was fantastic! I have a client that was inspired by my trip and have sent her your contact info and suggested she see if Ken if available.  Thanks to both of you.
    Carolyn Best
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Dear Gary, ​​I would like to express my gratitude to you for a great tour with your excellent guide John Moule. In a word, it was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. We covered the exploits of the Canadians from Juno beach, through their brutal encounters with 12th SS in Buron, Authie to Point 67, Verrieres Ridge and finishing with the destruction of the German armies at Falaise, with a visit to St Lambert-sur-Dives. Very few tour operators cover the inland battles, which is a pity, as it took the allies three months to break out of Normandy, which took great sacrifice, so I was very appreciative to be able to participate on Gary's two-day Canadian Experience tour. We covered the route of Operation Totalise. Gary was very accommodating as I was traveling solo. Our guide John has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Normandy campaign, and took the time to patiently answer all our questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
    Ray Moroney
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Hi Gary - I am just settling back in the UK and Frank/JR have returned to Canada over the weekend. We all had a wonderful time on the Tour.  Our guide, Ken, was incredibly knowledgable and packed-in 3 distinct sites & many small excursions tailor-made to our requests.  I learned more on this tour (3 days in 2) on WW1 than my formal schooling of Canadian War History.  Frank, our resident war-historian, was suitably impressed with Ken's understanding of the theatres and campaigns - covering both Canadian and rest-of-world involvements. We are very glad we chose Canadian BattleField Tours. Many thanks [to Ken] for the memorable and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
    John Broomhead
    London, UK
  • We had a great tour with Jon. Saw more than expected and he is a book of details!!!   Very good experience.  Thank you.
    Alan John & Marilyn Johnson
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hi Gary. Our WWI Battlefield tour exceeded all our expectations. Ken was a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide. I would recommend this trip / guiding experience to anyone. It is a very personal way to connect with history, even some very sad history.
    Laurie Lupton, Richard & Val Joy
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Hi Gary,  In a word, our WWI tour was spectacular! Ken was not only knowledgeable, but extremely personable and a great person to knock around with for the day. He helped lead us to the field where George T. Scroggie, our relative, was injured in battle and what his role would have been, as well as helping to fill in social historical details (a particular interest of mine!). It was all pretty incredible, and the bits and pieces of the story we have already sent back to Canada have excited everyone there; ditto for our day with Jon. Jon also created a very special day for us, also helping to fill in the blanks of George T. Scroggie' movements - up to driving us down a narrow dirt road to get to as precise a point as possible to learn about George's company's involvement at the Somme. It was also a terrific tour and we learned so much. This was a very special trip and we thank you, Ken and Jon for helping to make it happen. I would highly recommend your Canadian Battlefield Tours. We were able to zero in on elements of the WW1 history in ways I'm sure a large tour bus tour could never do. Thank you so much. We're very glad to have found your outfit. Best, Stacey J, Richard & Elizabeth JToronto, Ontario
    Stacey J, Richard & Elizabeth J
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Very nice testimonial from our first tour of the year - group of 21 students from the University of Guelph. Well done John and Maggie! I just wanted to thank YOU again for being so responsive to this group of young students and thoughtful in how you ensured that they were at least somewhat prepared for the information coming at them intensively throughout the day by supplying the notes ahead of time. They thoroughly enjoyed the trip and have learned a lot "to chew on", not least because you were willing to address many of the grey and dark areas of this war. A big thank you to your wife as well: she, too, was very kind to prepare the lunches with care for allergies and religious preferences.
    Marion Joppe, PhD
    University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • The tour exceeded any expectations we might have had. My father Samuel Kates fought with the Algonquin Regiment (Part of the Canadian 4th Armoured Division) from July 1944 until after the end of the war, when he stayed on with the Army of Occupation. Overall our experience with Canadian Battlefield Tours was highly positive, and we would recommend touring with you without hesitation. The guides, Robert, Berry, and Yvonne were passionate about the Canadians in Holland, and that passion showed in their expertise and knowledge. They were also wonderful people to have met and spent time with. Throughout the tour a greater understanding of what my father faced and experienced was garnered, although many gaps remain.  
    Judy and Martin Kates
    Ontario, Canada
  • We recently returned from our three-day tour of the Scheldt battlefield area with Robert Catsburg as our guide. We were in Belgium to attend the burial service for a relative, Private Kenneth Duncanson, at the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Our personalized and customized tour began the day after the service. The tour followed the movements of the Algonquin Regiment, who were part of the 10th Infantry Brigade in the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, from Moerbrugge, Belgium to Welberg in the Netherlands. It was a truly memorable experience because of Robert’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the Scheldt battlefield area and the role Canadian forces played in the liberation.   We have nothing but praise for the prompt and efficient way Gary organized this tour for us with very short notice and for the enthusiastic and passionate way Robert guided us for three days. We would recommend without hesitation, Canadian Battlefield Tours.
    Gordon and Judith Thomas
    Saskatoon
  • We're home now and remembering our tour with Ken Lees very fondly. His knowledge is impressive and the way he presented it, with maps and other materials, really helped us visualize the way things were for those poor soldiers. As for our stops in the Somme, words are inadequate. It was more meaningful than I could have ever imagined, being so close to the ground my great uncle Richard trod and died defending one hundred years ago. Suffice to say our tour was one of the best experiences of our lives, thanks to you! I will have no problem recommending Canadian Battlefield Tours and Ken Lees as a guide.  
    Jane Holland
    Belleville, Ontario
  • We recently returned from our three-day WWI Canadian Battlefields Tour. We were very fortunate to have Ken as our tour guide and equally as fortunate that we were able to stay at the B & B run by Ken and his wife, Karen. Ken's knowledge of our Canadian involvement in the battles of WWI is amazing! He was able to describe the events of the battles in such detail that we were able to feel as if it was right in front of us. We never felt rushed and Ken was able to answer any questions we might have. We would strongly recommend that every Canadian take this tour. It was very emotional and made us appreciate more than ever that the freedom we have today is largely due to the sacrifice of our Canadian soldiers. We would certainly recommend Canadian Battlefield Tours, as well as Ken and Karen.
    Ed & Gail Walker
    Walkerton, Ontario
  • Just a note in reference to a tour our family took on Sunday, September 29 in Normandy. Our guide for the day, John, gave us a wonderful tour. He started our tour by taking us to Juno Beach where he knew my father had walked onto land.  He explained the landings and what our soldiers faced. He then took us along the Maple Leaf route stopping at different points of particular interest. His wife was good enough to make us a lunch for a small fee so we had a little picnic.  All told John was an excellent host and we were appreciative of his knowledge and patience when we asked questions or wanted to linger at certain places.  John, we just want to say thank you! A very memorable experience. Wishing you guys all the best and WHEN we do any tours again we will be sure to look to Canadian Battlefield Tours!
    Doug, Debbie & Shari Lemon & Tina Soetaert
    Alberta, Canada
  • We could not have been more pleased with our tour and our expert guides for our days in Normandy and Dieppe. The wealth of knowledge, dates and details form John and Frederick gave us a complete and much broader understanding of the times and experiences of our troops in both of those areas. He survived that endurance as well to live a healthy and productive life. Frederick also gave us an option which we were glad to have taken - a visit to a missile preparation and launch site. Also a wonderful meal and visit with his family was very special. Highly recommend any Canadian to take advantage of your uniquely developed tours and exceptional guides - all made our time so valuable and memorable.  
    Gayle Sadler, Bill Milne & Jack Hill
    Ontario, Canada
  • The Vimy Ridge & Ypres tour was great. The details the guide shared was excellent. My father was very happy with the duration and the details of each site shared. It was one of the highlights of his trip. I also enjoyed it very much. Thank you for your assistance in arranging this for us. I would recommend this tour in the future.
    Darlene Swabb
    Edmonton
  • When we met our Canadian Battlefield tour guide Ken, we were greatly reassured that all our questions would be answered and that the tour would more than meet our expectations. Ken is an extremely knowledgeable guide and has the people skills to be able to read each member’s particular interests and to be able to respond appropriately. We grew to admire his passion, particularly when we saw the size of his library. Ken tailored an itinerary which provided for visits to the principal sites we wanted to see. The time allotted to each of our four days was appropriate and Ken was both good company and well informed. He was willing to undertake additional research when a person or site was of particular interest. The four days we spent with Ken were well planned, smoothly executed and thoroughly enjoyable.
    D’Arcy & Leslie McGee, Bill & Nancy Dickson
    Vancouver
  • Our guide, Richard, was attentive to our needs looking after us for three full-days. His knowledge of the battles and actions of the Great War was impressive and an unexpected bonus was his own experience in soldiering which added greatly to our understanding of the life of a soldier at that time. Also, we really appreciated the effort in researching and then explaining where my grandfather served in the Great War.
    Kevin Kitchen
    Saskatoon
  • John was very knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. He was also very patient with us and our 13 year old girls. We did not feel rushed at any point and John somehow managed to get us through the entire tour in the one day, which is a lot of ground to cover. A memorable and worthwhile experience. Glad we did it.
    David Wiseman
    Toronto
  • We had a wonderful day with Berry on May 13th. He took us to Veendam and Loppersum so we saw those places where Jim's father had been. We took some photos with us and with Berry's knowledge we located a church and the town hall in Veendam that look today just as the photo from the 1940s. Amazingly we also found a windmill that Jim's father had taken a picture of in Loppersum.
    Laurette Setterlund
    Edmonton
  • The Normandy tour with John was amazing. It was more than I expected. John went above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Canadian Battlefield Tours for your tour. Thank you for the spectacular tour.
    Heather Roy
    Ontario
  • Canadian Battlefield Tours is an excellent way to follow the areas where a relative served during W. W. I or W. W. II. I would highly recommend this Canadian company. John was very knowledgeable and zeroed in on the areas I wished to visit in Normandy. Berry and Yvonne provided an excellent tour of the areas of the Netherlands I wished to visit, and included a prepared booklet on each tour day. They were very accommodating regarding time of day and length of tour each day.
    Sandy Armstrong
    Brandon
  • Barry gave us a Normandy tour that went way beyond our expectations. He was superb. The lunch his wife provided lasted us 3 days. His explanations at the sites and anecdotes of what happened gave us a greater understanding of what occurred at the different areas. We had an extremely full day although starting out rainy and later very windy was by far the best we had on the whole cruise. Good luck on your season.
    Bob & Marilyn Cowbrough
    British Columbia
  • The Normandy tour with John was amazing. It was more than I expected. John went above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Canadian Battlefield Tours for your tour. Thank you for the spectacular tour. Heather had a particular interest in visiting her Uncles grave in Bretteville-sur-Laize. His name is Cecil Rogers, with the Algonquins- Grave reference XIII.A.2." - CBT  
    Heather Roy
    Ontario
  • Canadian Battlefield Tours is an excellent way to follow the areas where a relative served during W. W. I or W. W. II.  I would highly recommend this Canadian company. John Moule was very knowledgeable and zeroed in on the areas I wished to visit in Normandy. Berry and Yvonne Swarthoff provided an excellent tour of the areas of the Netherlands I wished to visit, and included a prepared booklet on each tour day. They were very accommodating regarding time of day and length of tour each day.
    Sandy Armstrong
    Brandon, Manitoba
  • Barry gave us a Normandy tour that went way beyond our expectations. He was superb. The lunch his wife provided lasted us three days. His explanations at the sites and anecdotes of what happened gave us a greater understanding of what occurred at the different areas. We had an extremely full day although starting out rainy and later very windy was by far the best we had on the whole cruise. Good luck on your season.
    Bob & Marilyn
    Cowbrough, British Columbia
  • We had a wonderful day with Berry on May 13th. He took us to Veendam and Loppersum so we saw those places where Jim's father had been. We took some photos with us and with Barry's knowledge we located a church and the town hall in Veendam that look today just as the photo from the 1940s. Amazingly we also found a windmill that Jim's father had taken a picture of in Loppersum.
    Laurette Setterlund
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Ken and I Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed Lochem, the restaurants and your B & B. What a lovely town! We appreciate all the driving you did and the sites we visited. We loved your 'door to door' service from Amsterdam to Lochem and back. , 
    Ken and Sharon Weitzel
    Ontario, Canada
  • Many thanks to Gary McKay and Canadian Battlefield Tours for a once in a lifetime tour of Canadian World War I and II battlefield sites.
    Gord Wyatt
    Alberta, Canada
  • The tour was fantastic and John was excellent. We all really got a great appreciation for what happened on D-Day and it was very powerful to be at the actual locations where Canadian troops fought. Overall a fantastic and very moving day for all of us.
    Ian Ray
    Ontario, Canada
  • We had a wonderful time with John. He was a pleasure to be with for three days I'm just trying to deal with the photographs I hope to send a couple to John this weekend along with a thank you note.
    Allan & Nancy Walkinshaw
    Ontario, Canada