Prince Philip Made 29 Official Visits To Canada In His Royal Life & This Is Where He Went

He was coming sometimes yearly back in the day
Prince Philip Made 29 Official Visits To Canada In His Royal Life & This Is Where He Went

As many around the world mourn Prince Philip's death, a look back at his life reveals he made 29 official visits to Canada plus many other trips for private business and stopovers. 

The government of Canada's "Past Royal Tours" page details every single time the Duke of Edinburgh touched down in the country, how long he was here for, and where specifically he went. 

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His longest trip was in 1959, when he joined Queen Elizabeth on an official tour of Canada, visiting all the provinces. They arrived on June 18 and left on August 1, making it a 45-day long stay. 

His last trip to Canada was a "private working" visit for two days in April 2013, when former Governor General David Johnson presented him with "the insignias of Companion of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit." 

Three years prior to that in 2010, the Duke and the Queen made an official royal tour of Canada, lasting nine days and visiting Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Toronto. 

When has Prince Philip visited Canada? 

While the Duke of Edinburgh has touched down in Canada many times, there have only been 29 "official" royal tours. 

Here's where he went: 

  • 1954: Ottawa, Vancouver, Northern Territories and Quebec. 
  • 1957: Ottawa and Hull, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1959: Tour of all the provinces, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1962: Ottawa, Montreal, London, Toronto, and Vancouver.
  • 1964: Charlottetown, Quebec, and Ottawa accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1967: He made three trips this year, one to Ottawa and Montreal, accompanying the Queen, another to Winnipeg, and another to Toronto. 
  • 1969: Ottawa, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia
  • 1971: Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, William Lake, and Comox accompanying the Queen 
  • 1973: He made two trips this year first to Ontario, P.E.I., Regina, and Calgary, and then to Ottawa, both times accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1976: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Montreal accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1977: Ottawa, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1978: Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, and Edmonton accompanying the Queen, plus a visit with Prince Andrew in B.C. 
  • 1980: He visited Kingston and Calgary before joining the Queen in Australia for about a week and then returning to Canada and visiting London, Hamilton and Quebec. 
  • 1982: Ottawa, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1983: Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kamloops, and New Westminster, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1984: Dieppe, Shediac, Moncton, Fredericton, Sackville, Riverview, Ottawa, Morrisburg, Cornwall, Prescott, Kingston, Amherstview, Windsor, Brantford, Sudbury, accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1985: Calgary, Banff, and Lake Louise. 
  • 1987: North Saanich, Qualicum Beach, Vancouver, Victoria, Esquimalt, Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Canora, Veregin, Kamsack, Kindersley, Quebec, Sillery, Cap Tourmente, Rivière-du-Loup, and La Pocatière accompanying the Queen.
  • 1989: Montreal, Varennes, Sherbrooke, Lennoxville, and Compton. 
  • 1994: Halifax, Sydney, Louisburg, Dartmouth, Victoria, Twin Island, Prince Goerge, Prince Rupert, Khutzeemateen Valley, Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit accompanying the Queen. 
  • 1997: St. John's, Gander, Bonavista, NorthWest River, Shetshatshiu, Happy Valley Goose Bay, London, Manitoba, Stratford, Brantford, Toronto, North Bay, Petawawa, and Ottawa accompanying the Queen. 
  • 2002: Iqaluit, Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton, Fredericton, Sussex, and Moncton with the Queen. 
  • 2005: Regina, Saskatoon, Jasper, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and Calgary with the Queen.
  • 2010: Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Toronto with the Queen.
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