Details of the Queen’s visit to Canada, starting in Halifax, have been released.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Halifax from June 28 to 30 and will take part in several public events.
The detailed itinerary was released in Ottawa on Tuesday and includes a naval show featuring Canada’s Snowbirds, a cultural showcase of Nova Scotia and a meeting with Mi’kmaq representatives.
The visit proceeds as follows:
Monday, June 28:
2:20 p.m. – arrival at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
3 p.m. – Official public welcome ceremony at Garrison Grounds. Open to the public, will include the Queen’s only planned remarks during the Halifax visit and a short walkabout.
3:55 p.m. – Royal Couple attends Mi’kmaq cultural event on Halifax Common, followed by another walkabout.
4:25 p.m. – Rededication of Government House.
Tuesday, June 29:
10:45 a.m. – Duke of Edinburgh presents World Ship Trust certificate to HMCS Haida at Government House.
12:20 p.m. – Royal Couple attends luncheon at CFB Halifax with Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
2 p.m. – Queen boards vessel at Bedford Institute of Oceanography for international fleet review, featuring flypast by Snowbirds.
4:40 p.m. – Royal Couple will meet veterans and public on Atlantic Wharf near HMCS Sackville and then unveil a plaque recognizing the ship.
5:15 p.m. – Duke of Edinburgh hosts private reception at Government House for 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
8 p.m. – Royal Couple attends celebration of Nova Scotia at Cunard Centre.
Wednesday, June 30:
10:20 a.m. – Tree planting at Government House, then departure for airport.