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Royal Visits to Canada of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth Visits Canada

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Queen Elizabeth Royal Visit to Halifax in 2010

Queen Elizabeth Royal Visit to Halifax in 2010

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Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, always draws crowds when she visits Canada. Since her accession to the Throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth has made 22 official Royal visits to Canada, usually accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and sometimes by her children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Queen Elizabeth has visited every province and territory in Canada.

  • 2010 Royal Visit
    Date: June 28 to July 6, 2010
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    The 2010 Royal Visit included celebrations in Halifax, Nova Scotia to mark the centennial of the founding of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and a dedication of the cornerstone for the Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • 2005 Royal Visit
    Date: May 17 to 25, 2005
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended events in Saksatchewan and Alberta to celebrate the centennial of the entry of Saskatchewan and Alberta into Confederation.

  • 2002 Royal Visit
    Date: October 4 to 15, 2002
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    The 2002 Royal Visit to Canada was in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The Royal couple visited Iqaluit, Nunavut; Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton and Ottawa, Ontario; Fredericton, Sussex and Moncton, New Brunswick.

  • 1997 Royal Visit
    Date: June 23 to July 2, 1997
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    The 1997 Royal Visit marked the 500th anniversary of John Cabot's arrival in what is now Canada. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited St. John's and Bonavista, Newfoundland; NorthWest River, Shetshatshiu, Happy Valley and Goose Bay, Labrador, They also visited London, Ontario and viewed the floods in Manitoba.

  • 1994 Royal Visit
    Date: August 13 to 22, 1994
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip toured Halifax, Sydney, the Fortress of Louisbourg, and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; attended the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia; and visited Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit (then part of the Northwest Territories).

  • 1992 Royal Visit
    Date: June 30 to July 2, 1992
    Queen Elizabeth visited Ottawa, Canada's capital, marking the 125th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 40th anniversary of her accession to the Throne.

  • 1990 Royal Visit
    Date: June 27 to July 1, 1990
    Queen Elizabeth visited Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta, and then joined the celebrations for Canada Day in Ottawa, Canada's capital.

  • 1987 Royal Visit
    Date: October 9 to 24, 1987
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    On the 1987 Royal Visit, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip toured Vancouver, Victoria and Esquimalt, British Columbia; Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Canora, Veregin, Kamsack and Kindersley, Saskatchewan; and Sillery, Cap Tourmente, Rivière-du-Loup and La Pocatière, Quebec.

  • 1984 Royal Visit
    Date: September 24 to October 7, 1984
    Accompanied by Prince Philip for all parts of the visit except Manitoba
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip toured New Brunswick and Ontario to participate in events marking the bicentennials of those two provinces. Queen Elizabeth also visited Manitoba.

  • 1983 Royal Visit
    Date: March 8 to 11, 1983
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    At the end of a tour of the U.S. West Coast, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kamloops and New Westminster, British Columbia.

  • 1982 Royal Visit
    Date: April 15 to 19, 1982
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    This Royal Visit was to Ottawa, Canada's capital, for the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982.

  • 1978 Royal Visit
    Date: July 26 to August 6, 1978
    Accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward
    Toured Newfoundland, Saskatchewn and Alberta, attending the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • 1977 Royal Visit
    Date: October 14 to 19, 1977
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    This Royal Visit was to Ottawa, Canada's capital, in celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Year.

  • 1976 Royal Visit
    Date: June 28 to July 6, 1976
    Accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward
    The Royal family visited Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and then Montreal, Quebec for the 1976 Olympics. Princess Anne was a member of the British equestrian team competing in the Olympics in Montreal.

  • 1973 Royal Visit (2)
    Date: July 31 to August 4, 1973
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth was in Ottawa, Canada's capital, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Prince Philip had his own program of events.

  • 1973 Royal Visit (1)
    Date: June 25 to July 5, 1973
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth's first visit to Canada in 1973 included an extended tour of Ontario, including events to mark the 300th anniversary of Kingston. The Royal couple spent time in Prince Edward Island marking the centennial of PEI's entry into Canadian Confederation, and they went on to Regina, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Alberta to participate in events marking the RCMP centennial.

  • 1971 Royal Visit
    Date: May 3 to May 12, 1971
    Accompanied by Princess Anne
    Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne marked the centennial of British Columbia's entry into Canadian Confederation by visiting Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, William Lake and Comox, B.C.

  • 1970 Royal Visit
    Date: July 5 to 15, 1970
    Accompanied by Prince Charles and Princess Anne
    The 1970 Royal Visit to Canada included a tour of Manitoba to celebrate the centennial of Manitoba's entry into Canadian Confederation. The Royal Family also visited the Northwest Territories to mark its centennial.

  • 1967 Royal Visit
    Date: June 29 to July 5, 1967
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were in Ottawa, Canada's capital, to celebrate Canada's centennial. They also went to Montreal, Quebec to attend Expo '67.

  • 1964 Royal Visit
    Date: October 5 to 13, 1964
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Visited Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Quebec City, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario to attend the commemoration of the three major conferences that led up to Canadian Confederation in 1867.

  • 1959 Royal Visit
    Date: June 18 to August 1, 1959
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    This was Queen Elizabeth's first major tour of Canada. She officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway and visited all Canadian provinces and territories over the span of six weeks.

  • 1957 Royal Visit
    Date: October 12 to 16, 1957
    Accompanied by Prince Philip
    On her first official visit to Canada as Queen, Queen Elizabeth spent four days in Ottawa, Canada's capital, and officially opened the first session of the 23rd Parliament of Canada.

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