Canadian Battlefield Tours

Tours designed by Canadians...for Canadians

Experience, Relive, Remember.

Canadian Battlefield Tours, designed by Canadians...for Canadians.

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Our Top Canadian Battlefield Tour Destinations!

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Why choose Ellison Travel & Tours for your Military Tour?

  • Our tour managers are experienced and knowledgeable in Canadian military history.

  • Our expert local guides feature the Canadian perspective.

  • We offer fully customized tours for both adult and student groups – your tour, your way!

  • We are experts at managing group sizes that allow you to follow effectively in the footsteps of Canadians.

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Here’s what our clients have to say...

We are always so pleased with the level of preparedness, enthusiasm and professionalism of all of the school groups and staff with Ellison; it is truly a joy for our guides, my colleagues and me, from the reservation to the end of the visit, to work with you to promote Canadian travel to the battlefields. Keep up the great work!
Rebecca Cline, Customer Service Manager, Juno Beach Centre
I have organized student groups that have toured with Ellison Tours on multiple occasions and could never imagine allowing a different company to handle trips to Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Dieppe and Normandy. Their tour managers are knowledgeable and helpful, as is their staff.
Nathan Johnson, John McGregor High School, Chatham, Ontario

Our Canadian Battlefield Tour Managers

Allan Methven - Tour Manager

ALLAN METHVENjpgAllan, an RMC graduate was a Royal Canadian Dragoon for some two decades in various Regimental and Staff positions throughout Canada, NATO Europe, the US and Cyprus. Later, he commanded the Governor General’s Horse Guards and London District (31 Brigade). He is a graduate and former Directing Staff Member of the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College. In civilian life he filled senior managerial positions and practiced HR Consulting for National and International Organizations. Widely travelled personally, working with Ellison Travel specializing in battlefield tours permits him to combine his love of travel and history, deepened by his experience as a military professional, and share both with you.

Garry Thomson - Tour Manager

Garry has a rich military background, having served in the Canadian Army Reserve for 35 years, retiring in 1996 as a Brigadier-General. During that time he commanded The Royal Regiment of Canada and later Toronto District (now 32 Brigade), and was Deputy and Acting Commander, Land Force Central Area. In that last appointment, he spent time in Croatia, Bosnia and Rwanda. In his civilian life, Garry was in the insurance world at the executive and vice presidential levels. He is currently involved in a variety of military associations and produces the Massed Military Band Spectacular at Roy Thomson Hall each October. He looks forward to sharing his experiences and insights into our military history with you.

Dennis Mak Makowetsky

Mak was a teacher in South Western Ontario for more than 30 years, and the Head of History, Geography and Social Science for 25 of them. In the course of his career, he taught history in Nottinghamshire, England for one year, and at the Canadian College in Lanciano, Italy for three and a half years. Since 2005, Mak has been involved in tour managing, tour designing and sales with Ellison Travel & Tours. He has increasingly specialized in World War I & II battle tours in Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Italy and looks forward to designing and escorting your group on an inspirational military tour in Europe.

Al Dahlo - Tour Manager

Al, a History and Geography major, began his career as a teacher and department head of Social Studies in Burnaby, during which time he helped organize tours with students throughout Canada and abroad. During the late 1980’s he became a federal election official and made several trips to Africa as a UN observer in Namibia, and as an election official and worked in Moscow helping to develop a democracy curriculum for Russian students. In mid 90’s Al took a leave from teaching to live in Jerusalem, where he managed a training assistance program on behalf of the American government with the Palestinian Authority and remained in the Middle East the summers of 1999 & 2000 working for a project of the Canadian Int’l Development Agency. Al’s travel experiences are varied, extensive and vastly enriching.