2011 Royal Tour of Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

From June 30 to July 8, 2011, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participated in events in the National Capital Region; Montréal and Québec City, Quebec; Charlottetown and Summerside Prince Edward Island; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; and Calgary, Alberta. Their Royal Highnesses also added a stop in fire-ravaged Slave Lake, Alberta. This visit, a testament to our country’s close relationship with the Crown, marked Their Royal Highnesses’ first trip abroad as a married couple. Their Royal Highnesses paid tribute to Canadians’ past accomplishments, current service and future achievements.


  • Thursday, June 30 - Ottawa, Ontario
    2:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Arrival in Canada
    2:35 p.m.
    Laying of a Wreath at the National War Memorial – Public Event
    3:15 p.m
    Official Welcome Ceremony to Canada – Public Event

    At Rideau Hall, the Governor General and the Prime Minister officially welcomed Their Royal Highnesses to Canada and the National Capital Region.

    6:00 p.m.
    Celebration of Youth Barbecue Reception at Rideau Hall
  • Friday, July 1 - Canada Day! - National Capital Region
    10:30 a.m.
    Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Citizenship Ceremony welcoming Canada’s newest citizens.

    12:05 p.m.
    Canada Day Parliament Hill Noon Show – Public Event

    Their Royal Highnesses joined millions of Canadians celebrating Canada’s 144th Birthday.

  • Saturday, July 2, 2011 - National Capital Region and Montréal, Quebec
    12:40 p.m.
    Tree-Planting Ceremony at Rideau Hall
    1:10 p.m.
    Reception with Canadian veterans and their families at the Canadian War Museum
    3:50 p.m.
    Arrival in Montréal
    4:15 p.m.
    Visit to Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre

    Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and one of the four largest paediatric centres in North America.

    5:45 p.m.
    Cooking Workshop at the Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)
    9:55 p.m.
    Departure from Montréal to Québec City via HMCS Montréal
  • Sunday, July 3 - Québec City, Quebec
    10:00 a.m.
    Morning Prayer on board HMCS Montréal
    10:45 a.m.
    Arrival in Québec City on board HMCS Montréal
    11:10 a.m.
    Tour of la Maison Dauphine
    La Maison Dauphine is a community leader in delivering a variety of programs to street youth of Québec.
    12:15 p.m.
    Freedom of the City Ceremony at Québec City Hall – Public Event Their Royal Highnesses experienced the Freedom of the City Ceremony that acknowledges the relationship of trust and friendship between Québec City and the Royal 22e Régiment service members.
    3:30 p.m.
    Lévis Community Celebration – Public Event

    Their Royal Highnesses joined the community in celebrating the 375th anniversary of the Lauzon “seigneurie”, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Lévis, and the 10th anniversary of the new City of Lévis.

    6:50 p.m. (ADT)
    Arrival in Prince Edward Island
  • Monday, July 4 - Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island
    Charlottetown - 10:05 a.m.
    Official Arrival to Prince Edward Island – Public Event

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Province House, the second oldest active legislature building in Canada, to highlight the important role it and Great George Street played in Confederation.

    12:35 p.m.
    Waterbird Emergency Landing Procedure

    His Royal Highness participated in a training session for the “waterbird” emergency landing procedure in a Sea King helicopter at Dalvay-by-the-Sea.

    1:45 p.m.
    Activities at the Dalvay-by-the-Sea Resort
    Summerside – 3:55 p.m.
    Search and Rescue Demonstration at Summerside Harbour – Public Event

    Their Royal Highnesses watched a search and rescue exercise at the Summerside Harbour.

    7:40 p.m. (MDT)
    Arrival in the Northwest Territories
  • Tuesday, July 5 - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    11:40 a.m.
    Official Arrival to the Northwest Territories (NWT) – Public Event Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Somba K’e Civic Plaza to take part in Aboriginal traditions and activities, including traditional drumming, dancing and sports.
    1:05 p.m.
    Session of Youth Parliament at the Legislative Assembly
    3:30 p.m.
    Canadian Rangers Event at Blachford Lake

    The First Canadian Ranger Patrol Group are part-time reservists who serve their country and their communities by conducting surveillance and sovereignty patrols in locations throughout the North.

    5:15 p.m.
    Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning at Blachford Lake

    While at the Blachford Lake Lodge, Their Royal Highnesses had the opportunity to meet and interact with NWT Aboriginal elders and young adults.

  • Wednesday, July 6 – Slave Lake, Alberta
    Tour of Slave Lake, Alberta
    Their Royal Highnesses stopped in Slave Lake, Alberta, on July 6, to tour the town which had been devastated by recent wildfires.
  • Thursday, July 7 - Calgary, Alberta
    4:30 p.m.
    Arrival in Calgary

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in the White Hat Ceremony – a long-standing tradition in Calgary and a symbol of Western hospitality.

    5:00 p.m.
    Tour of the University of Calgary Ward of the 21st Century Research and Innovation Centre (W21C)
    7:25 p.m.
    Government of Canada Reception at BMO Centre
  • Friday, July 8 - Calgary, Alberta
    8:50 a.m.
    Calgary Stampede Parade – Public Event

    Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked-off the 2011 Calgary Stampede Parade, the second largest parade in the world.

    11:30 a.m.
    Reception hosted by the Alberta Government at the ENMAX Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo
    12:45 p.m.
    Official Departure Ceremony from Canada and Alberta – Public Event


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