Le Mémorial Terre-neuvien is an unmissable site with free daily guided tours by Canadian students. Children (and all ages) are impressed by the size of the trenches – the most well preserved in the Somme, some of them still accessible – and by the shell holes still clearly visible in the terrain. From a plane, you can even still see the front line.
As an homage to the Newfoundland soldiers, trees were brought from across the Atlantic to line the path leading to the hill where a statue of a proud caribou – the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s mascot – was erected in 1925. The visitor centre invites all ages to learn more about the history of Newfoundland and of those who came from so far afield to fight on French battlefields.