Her Majesty's Royal Tours to Canada

Her Majesty at the Calgary Stampede 1973
Her Majesty and former Premier Peter Lougheed at the Calgary Stampede in 1973.


1951 - Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh undertook a coast-to-coast official tour of Canada.

October 12 – 16, 1957: Tour of Ottawa and Hull; Her Majesty opened the 1st Session  of the 23rd Parliament.

June 18 – August 1, 1959: 45 day Tour of Canada (all provinces and both territories included); Opening of St-Lawrence Seaway.

October 5 – 13, 1964:  Charlottetown, Québec, Ottawa; Her Majesty attended commemoration of meetings at Charlottetown and Québec in 1864.

June 29 – July 5, 1967:  Ottawa, Montréal; Her Majesty attended ceremonies relating to Canada’s Centennial and to visit Expo '67 in Montréal.

July 5 – 15, 1970:  Her Majesty attended celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of Manitoba's entry into Confederation, visiting Churchill, Thompson, Gillan, Flin Flon, Norway House, Swan River, The Pas, Dauphin, Clear Lake, Brandon, Baily Farm, Portage la Prairie, Oakville, Winnipeg, Carman, Beauséjour and Lower Fort Garry. Her Majesty also toured the north to mark the Centennial of the N.W.T.

May 3 – 12, 1971:  Her Majesty marked the Centenary Anniversary of B.C. into Confederation, visiting Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, William Lake and Comox.

June 25- July 5, 1973: Her Majesty participated in events marking the R.C.M.P. centennial, the centennial of P.E.I. in Confederation and the tercentenary of Kingston, Ontario and also undertook an extended tour of Ontario. Her Majesty toured Toronto, Cobourg, Kingston, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, St. Catherines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Scarborough, Brampton, Malton, Ontario; Charlottetown, Summerside, Mount Carmel, P.E.I.; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Calgary, Alberta.

July 31 – August 4, 1973:  Her Majesty toured Ottawa for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

July 13 – 25, 1976: Her Majesty attended the XXI Olympic Games in Montreal and also toured Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


Her Majesty and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978
Her Majesty and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Opening Ceremonies of the XI Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, AB

October 14 – 19, 1977: Her Majesty toured Ottawa on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Year.

July 26 – August 6, 1978:  Her Majesty attended the XI Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and also toured Alberta visiting Grande Prairie, Peace River, St. Paul, Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan, Mundare, Chipman, Lamont and Bruderheim. Her Majesty’s tour also included St. John's, Deer Lake, Strawberry Hill, Corner Brook, Stephenville Airport, Newfoundland; and Regina, Yorkton, Fort Qu'Appelle, Balcarres, Melville, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

April 15 – 19, 1982: Her Majesty was in Ottawa on the occasion of the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982.

March 8 – 11, 1983:  Her Majesty toured Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kamloops, New Westminster British Columbia at the end of Her American West Coast Tour.

September 24 – October 7, 1984: Her Majesty toured Dieppe, Shediac, Moncton, Fredericton, Sackville and Riverview to participate in the Bicentennial of New Brunswick; toured Ottawa, Morrisburg, Cornwall, Prescott, Kingston, Amherstview, Windsor, Brantford and Sudbury to participate in the Bicentennial of Ontario; and also toured Winnipeg, Dauphin, Brandon and Dugald, Manitoba.

October 9 - 24, 1987:  Her Majesty toured Vancouver, Victoria and Esquimalt, B.C; Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Canora, Veregin, Kamsack and Kindersley, Saskatchewan; Sillery, Cap Tourmente, Rivière-du-Loup and La Pocatière, Quebec.

June 27 – July 1, 1990: Her Majesty toured Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta; Ottawa, Ontario.

June 30 – July 2, 1992: Her Majesty was in Ottawa for the 125th anniversary of Confederation and the 40thanniversary of the Accession and Hull, Quebec at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Her Majesty in Calgary 2005
Her Majesty and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Calgary in 2005.

August 13 – 22, 1994: Her Majesty toured Halifax, Sydney, Fortress of Louisbourg, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia;  Victoria, Prince George, BC; Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

June 23 – July 2, 1997:  Her Majesty visited Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.

October 4 – 15, 2002:  On the  occasion of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Her Majesty toured  Iqaluit, Nunavut; Victoria and Vancouver, BC; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton, Ontario; Fredericton, Sussex, Moncton, New Brunswick;

May 17 -25, 2005: Her Majesty toured Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Jasper, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Alberta;  to celebrate the centennial of these provinces' entry into Confederation.

June 28 – July 6, 2010: Her Majesty toured Halifax, Nova Scotia; Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba.