L’Odyssée de la Culture – Canada has partnered with the Atlantic Memorial Park (AMP) Project, a 5-year, 5-phase plan. The Atlantic Memorial Park, to be located in Sydney Harbour (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), will provide Canadians with a unique historical site to honour their military contributions overseas, and at home. This extraordinary 120 acre, ocean side Journey of Remembrance will provide visitors with an exceptional historical, cultural, and educational experience as well as breathtaking ocean vistas. The entire site is steeped in military history. During the Second World War, the Sydney Harbour area was the 2nd most important seaport in Eastern Canada from a strategic military perspective with numerous fortifications in place.
The Chemin des Canadiens and the Open-Air Living Museum of panels being designed by Canadian L’Odyssée de la Culture – Canada for the Municipality of Givenchy-en Gohelle, will be fully replicated in the Atlantic Memorial Park in Sydney Harbour (Cape Breton Island), Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Atlantic Memorial Park will feature an Arch of Remembrance – bringing visitors on to the site; a trek through Canada’s overseas military engagements from Ypres to Afghanistan; memorials to Canada’s overseas military sacrifices; a feature monument strategically positioned so as to be facing the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Northern France and a replica Vimy battlefield; a First Nations replica encampment and the country’s largest wigwam; the historic Chapel Point Battery Fortification; Provincial Books of Sacrifice containing the names of all persons lost in service to Canada; a modern Visitor Education Centre with gift shops and craft displays including First Nations offerings; a family park and beautiful beach; walking trails; guided tours; theatre and story-telling; and interactive educational displays linking to overseas battle sites and parks.