Vimy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. With a rich history, it is a farming town, situated on the crest of Vimy Ridge, a prominent feature overlooking the Artois region.
Set on the highest point of Vimy Ridge is the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the largest of Canada's war monuments. In 1922, use of the land for the battlefield park which contains the memorial was granted, in perpetuity, by the French nation to the people of Canada in recognition of Canada's war efforts. 100 hectares (250 acres) of the former Vimy Ridge battlefield is preserved as part of the memorial park which surrounds the monument.