Experience Canadian history firsthand

Since 2000, Explorica has helped more than 10,000 travellers commemorate Canadian history in the places where it all began. Our history tours offer genuine, authentic experiences that educate and engage students through the stories of the soldiers who fought to keep them free. By paying tribute to the past, Explorica strives to inspire younger generations while providing a life-changing experience they will never forget.

75th Anniversary of the Italian Campaign

We’re proud to offer 2018 tours to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign. From Catania, where Canadian soldiers lay in the Agira Canadian War Museum, to Monte Cassino, where the fiercest battles of the Italian Campaign occurred, our tours allow students to follow in the footsteps of the Canadian soldiers who fought their way into the heart of Italy during the Second World War.

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign with Explorica

The Italian Campaign | Venice, Florence, Ortona and Rome | Normandy to Cassino

D-Day 2019

Commemorate D-Day in Normandy in 2019. Join thousands of students at the 75th anniversary events on Juno Beach, and witness the impact of the Canadian troops who fought so bravely abroad during the Second World War.

Past Explorica Commemorative Tours

Hong Kong, 2005

On our very first commemorative tour, hundreds of students commemorated the first Canadians who experienced combat during the Second World War in Hong Kong.

Vimy Ridge, 2007, 2012, 2017

More than 9,000 students and their teachers gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Vimy in 2017. Students joined veterans, citizens, and descendants of Vimy soldiers at the day-long Veterans Affairs Canada ceremony.

Netherlands, 2010 & 2015

Hundreds of students travelled with Explorica to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers.

Normandy, 2014

Explorica students took centre stage during the televised Veterans Affairs Canada Events for D-Day.

Why Explorica


Quality is an integral part of our service. To ensure you're assisted by an expert every step of the way, we provide tour directors certified in Canadian history.

Simple online customization

We make it easy for you to customize every element of your trip. Our accessible online platform gives you the ability to customize your trip's itinerary with upgraded meals, extensions, pit stops and payment plans to fill your every need.


At Explorica, the safety of our travellers is our top priority. All our buses, hotels and activity providers must meet stringent safety guidelines and undergo regular inspections. And we have 24/7 emergency support for any problems, any time and anywhere.

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