2010 Royal Tour of Canada by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

From June 29 to July 6, 2010, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh participated in events in Halifax, Nova Scotia; the National Capital Region; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, that highlighted Canadian service and commitment at the local, national, and global levels. This was Her Majesty’s 22nd Tour of Canada.

Itinerary

Monday, June 28, 2010 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
2:20 p.m.

Arrival in Canada

Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

3:00 p.m

Official Welcome Ceremony to Canada and Nova Scotia – Public Event

3:55 p.m.

Official Welcome Ceremony to Canada and Nova Scotia – Public Event

14:20

Mi’kmaq Cultural Event at Halifax Commons – Public Event

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh honoured the 400th anniversary celebrations of the baptism of Grand Chief Membertou at the Mi’kmaq Cultural Village at Halifax Common.

4:30 p.m.

Rededication of Government House – Public Event

The Queen unveiled a plaque to rededicate Nova Scotia’s Government House.

Tuesday, June 29 2010 – Halifax, Nova Scotia
10:45 a.m.

Certificate Presentation to HMCS Haida

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh presented a certificate from the World Ship Trust to HMCS Haida – Canada’s most famous warship.

12:20 p.m.

Luncheon at CFB Halifax

2:00 p.m.

International Fleet Review and Plaque Unveilings Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh boarded the naval frigate HMCS St. John’s for the International Fleet Review.

5:15 p.m.

Private Reception with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment

The Duke of Edinburgh met members of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment at Government House.

8:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Nova Scotia Reception

The evening at the Cunard Centre, which overlooks the Halifax port, celebrated Nova Scotians who have made significant contributions to their communities, province and country.

Wednesday, June 30 2010 – Halifax, Nova Scotia and Ottawa, Ontario
10:20 a.m.

Tree-Planting and Departure from Nova Scotia

12:00 p.m

Arrival in Ottawa

12:25 p.m.

Tour of the Canadian Museum of Nature Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event

1:15 p.m.

Unveiling of Statue of Oscar Petersen at the National Arts Centre followed by a Walkabout – Public Event

1:40 p.m.

Tree-Planting at Rideau Hall

4:15 p.m.

Private Reception with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

4:30 p.m.
Audience with the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
5:00 p.m.
Unveiling of Diamond Jubilee Window/Bust for the Senate
5:20 p.m.
Garden Reception at Rideau Hall
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Canada Day! - Ottawa, Ontario
12:05 p.m.
Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill followed by a Walkabout – Public Event
Friday, July 2, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario
10:00 a.m.
Audience with the Honourable Michael Ignatieff, P.C., M.P.
Saturday, July 3, 2010 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
12:20 p.m. (CDT)

Official Arrival to Winnipeg

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were the first official passengers to arrive at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg.

1:50 p.m.
Luncheon Offered by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
4:20 p.m.
Statue Unveiling and Tree-Planting Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event
5:10 p.m.
Crossing the Esplanade Riel at The Forks
5:20 p.m.

Cornerstone Dedication for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks

For this historic dedication, The Queen used a stone from Runnymede – the site of the 1215 signing of the Magna Carta.

5:40 p.m.

The Manitoba Homecoming Canadian Concert for Human Rights at The Forks – Public Event

The Queen delivered a speech.

9:55 p.m.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga.
Sunday, July 4, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario
10:55 a.m.
Morning Church Service at the Cathedral Church of St. James – Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event
3:55 p.m.
The Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack – Public Event
Monday, July 5, 2010 – Waterloo and Toronto, Ontario
10:40 a.m.
Arrival in Waterloo
11:00 a.m.

Tour of Research in Motion

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived for a tour of Research in Motion, makers of the award-winning BlackBerry.

12:25 p.m.
Return to Toronto
12:50 p.m.

Luncheon and Tour of Pinewood Toronto Studios

A supporter of Canada’s film industry, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Pinewood Toronto Studios for a luncheon and a tour of Canada’s largest film and television production complex.

4:30 p.m.

Private Presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh presented The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which encourages and support the personal development of young people around the world.

7:30 p.m.

Official dinner

The Prime Minister and Mrs. Harper hosted a dinner, at which the Prime Minister thanked The Queen for her service over 58 years to Canada and invited her to speak to all Canadians by way of television broadcast.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 – Toronto, Ontario
10:40 a.m.

Provincial Reception at Queen’s Park and Plaque Unveiling – Public Event

The Queen presented Ontario Medals for Good Citizenship and unveiled a special plaque commemorating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of Queen’s Park in 1860 by her great-grandfather, The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.

11:40 a.m.

Official Departure Ceremony from Canada and Ontario at Queen’s Park and the Last Walkabout – Public Event

12:40 p.m.

Viewing of New Badge

At Toronto Pearson International Airport, The Queen viewed the newly awarded coat of arms and badge created for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

12:55 p.m.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh depart Canada for New York City, marking the end of Her Majesty The Queen’s 22nd tour of Canada.

Flickr

Link to Flickr album 2010 Royal Tour

Youtube

Link to Youtube Royal Tours of Canada (2010-2012)
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