Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 12, 2016 10:23 ET

Itinerary Unveiled for the 2016 Royal Tour to Canada of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Their Royal Highnesses are set to visit British Columbia and Yukon from September 24 to October 1

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Sailing a tall ship, going fishing, experiencing the rainforest, sampling some of British Columbia's harvest, meeting immigrants and refugees and discussing mental-health issues with first responders-all this and more, plus the usual colourful protocol events, are features of this second Royal Tour to Canada of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today unveiled the itinerary for this Royal Tour, which will see Their Royal Highnesses visit Victoria, Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Bella Bella and Kelowna, in British Columbia; and Whitehorse and Carcross, in Yukon, from September 24 to October 1, 2016.

Quick Facts

  • Consult the outline itinerary for dates and times, and follow the Tour on social media.
  • Public events:
    • official welcome to Canada and British Columbia in Victoria on September 24
    • arrival in Vancouver and an event at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station on September 25
    • a street party in Whitehorse on September 28
    • sailing a tall ship in Victoria on October 1
  • Spotlight on the environment: experiencing the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella and canoeing in Haida Gwaii.
  • Empowering young people: meeting outstanding Canadian young people at Telus Gardens in Vancouver; meeting young people from Single Track to Success at Montana Mountain in Yukon; and fishing with youth in Haida Gwaii.
  • Improving mental health and supporting Canadians from all walks of life: visiting Sheway and the Immigrant Services Society in Vancouver, discussing best practices at the Cridge Centre for the Family and with representatives of the Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre in Victoria and marking the completion of a brand new hospital in Haidi Gwaii.
  • The heritage and history of Indigenous people: every day of this Royal Tour includes an activity or engagement with Indigenous people, highlighting the vibrant culture of our First Nations as well as Canada's efforts toward reconciliation.


"The work that so many of us are doing to build a better future for our children is significant. Their Royal Highnesses will highlight the many Canadians who volunteer or work in obscurity. In addition, this Tour, more than any other, features important engagement with Indigenous peoples. As we follow the Royal Tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we will learn more about ourselves and our country."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage