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15-25 August 1917
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The Battle of Hill 70 Memorial Park is planned to open to the public in 2017. The centerpiece of the Memorial is an obelisk signifying the victory of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Hill 70. The Memorial Park is located near the start line where the Corps began its advance to capture Hill 70. The actual location of Hill 70 is 1.4 kilometres to the east.

The Memorial site is made up of a several different elements. After leaving the welcome centre, the visitor begins a gentle climb along a curving pathway.  Set into the pathways on the site are 1877 Canadian Maple Leaves, each representing a Canadian Soldier who died achieving the Victory at Hill 70.

Continuing along the pathway the visitor enters the General Sir Arthur Currie Amphitheatre. This is one of the key features of the Hill 70 Memorial Site. Located immediately below the Obelisk, the amphitheatre is a central gathering point for visitors and tour groups who are exploring the site. Overlooking and standing some 70 metres above sea level is a stone Obelisk.  Set into the Obelisk is the sword of sacrifice and the words: CANADA 1917. The tapered portion at the top is the height of an average Canadian soldier and represents all the soldiers of the Canadian Corps who fought throughout the First World War. 

Visitors are encouraged to continue on from either the Obelisk or the Amphitheatre and visit the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery located to the southwest of the Memorial Site. This cemetery, The Loos British Cemetery, was started by Canadian Corps in July 1917 and a few of the soldiers who died capturing Hill 70  rest in this cemetery. Please follow this link for more details. 
 
 
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