Canadian Liberation March

With this app, you can follow the 33km long route on a map where all the important points are indicated, from coffee stop to First-Aid station.
Furthermore, you can find the activities in the agenda of the complete Canadian hiking weekend and useful information about the march.

What does the Canadian Liberation march stand for?

In 1973, the Canadian Liberation march was for the first time organised by the local historical society ‘Cnocke is hier’. This walking excursion along dikes and polders starts in Hoofdplaat on the Scheldt where in October 1944 the Canadians came ashore in order to liberate West Zeeuws Flanders from the invaders. After fighting three weeks in flooded polders the Canadian infantry regiments reached Retranchement and finally on 1 and 2 November Knokke-Heist. The battles of the Scheldt pocket were over and the last bit of Belgium was freed. This unique 33 km long walking excursion is a homage and commemoration to the many fallen Canadian soldiers who fought for our freedom.

During the Canadian Liberation march, you will be surprised in a historical context by the beauty of the Dutch and Belgian polder landscapes: a winding of authentic villages, historical ramparts, stately windmills and knotty pollard-willows amid vast fields. In the offer, you will find undoubtedly a hiking distance that suits you. Several distances have been developed, so you can choose a challenge to fit your sporting aspirations.