Vacation for Veterans Program
Vacation for Vets provides veterans with a serious illness or injury with the welcome opportunity to take a vacation with their families. The program, presented by Shell Vacations Club Canada and the Director General Morale and Welfare Services (DGMWS) offers an affordable getaway and a thank you to those who have served.
Through Vacations for Veterans, certain veterans and their families can have access to one week of free accommodation at one of Shell Vacations Club’s 24 properties throughout North America.
With travel options ranging from a snowy ski trip to Whistler, B.C., to a beachside getaway in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Shell Vacations Club offers a variety of opportunities for a relaxing holiday. The program provides participants with a unique opportunity to travel with their spouses, children and even extended family members.
How do I apply?
Travel requests must be accompanied by a Veterans Affairs Canada confirmation letter that validates the veteran is in receipt of a benefit attributable to military service in a Special Duty Area/Special Duty Operation. This includes all Second World War and Korean War veterans with disability benefits related to their war service. Veterans can either submit their entitlement decision letter or contact VAC directly at their toll-free number 1-866-522-2122 (English)/ 1-866-522-2022 (French) for a confirmation letter which does not include any benefit details. Applicants can scan and email the application form to [email protected]
For more information and to obtain a Reservation Request Form, visit the CFMWS Vacation for Vets Site. The Reservation Request Form also includes a list of available Shell Vacation Club properties, which can be viewed by visiting their site.