The Queen and Prince Philip have lavished much attention on Canada over their lives, each visiting the country more than 20 times over the years. Below are some highlights of their Canadian tours:
1951Her inaugural visit to Canada was made while she was still Princess Elizabeth. She and new husband Prince Philip made a coast to coast tour of the country.
1954Prince Philip made a solo, 20-day visit to various Canadian cities including Ottawa and Vancouver.
1957In her first visit as Queen, she and the Duke of Edinburgh made a four-day visit to Hull and Ottawa, where they officially opened that fall's session of parliament.
1959The Queen, with Prince Philip, made a six-week tour of all provinces and territories. Highlights included being on hand for the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway.
1962Over a span of 23 days, Prince Philip attended a Commonwealth Study Conference and visited five cities across Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
1964The royal couple visited Charlottetown, Quebec City and Ottawa to attend commemoration of confederation meetings that took place a century earlier.
1967The Queen and Prince Philip spent six days in Ottawa and Montreal attending celebrations for Canada's centennial and Expo67.
1967Prince Philip travelled to Winnipeg to open the 1967 Pan American Games.
1970The Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles visited Manitoba to mark the 100th anniversary of the province's entry into Confederation. They also toured the Northwest Territories to participate in its centennial.
1971The Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne visited British Columbia to mark its centenary anniversary of joining Confederation.
1973Prime Minister Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, welcome Queen Elizabeth II at Toronto International Airport, June 25, 1973. The Queen and Prince Philip began a 10-day tour of four provinces. (CP PHOTO)
1973Less than a month later,The Queen and Prince Philip returned to Canada to greet heads of government at Commonwealth meetings in Ottawa.
1976The Queen and princes Philip, Charles, Andrew and Edward toured Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. They also took in the opening ceremonies for the Montreal Olympics and stayed to watch Princess Anne compete in equestrian events.
1977The Queen and Prince Philip made a five-day visit to Ottawa to mark her Silver Jubilee.
1978The Queen and princes Philip, Edward and Andrew visited Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Alberta, where they attended the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.
1982The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, visited Ottawa for four days in order to sign the proclamation of the Constitution Act.
1983The Queen and Prince Philip toured various cities in British Columbia over a three-day visit.
1984The Queen and Prince Philip visited New Brunswick and Ontario for both provinces' bicentennials. The Queen then carried on alone to tour Manitoba.
1987The Queen and Prince Philip visited British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec over a 16-day long tour.
1989Prince Philip made a four-day visit to attend various ceremonies in Montreal.
1990The Queen travelled alone to Red Deer, Alta. and Calgary before stopping in Ottawa for Canada Day festivities.
1992The Queen visited Ottawa and Hull to mark the 125th anniversary of Confederation and the 40th anniversary of her accession.
1993Prince Philip travelled solo to Toronto and Montreal for various presentations and ceremonies.
1994The Queen and Prince Philip toured Nova Scotia and British Columbia, where they attended the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. The Duke of Edinburgh also made stops in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
1997The Queen and Prince Philip travelled to Newfoundland in order to celebrate the 500th anniversary of John Cabot's arrival. The Queen also visited several cities in Ontario, while Prince Philip surveyed flood damage in Manitoba.
2002The Queen and Prince Philip made an 11-day visit to Canada on the last leg of their Commonwealth Golden Jubilee tour. Among other events, she dropped a ceremonial puck at a Vancouver Canucks game, visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, attended a lunch at Rideau Hall with 51 distinguished Canadians and presented the RCMP musical ride with an Irish mare.
2005The Queen and Prince Philip made a nine-day tour and Saskatchewan and Alberta to celebrate both provinces' centennials. The trip was characterized by torrents of rain at nearly every stop.
2010Accompanied by Prince Philip, the Queen made a nine-day trip to Canada, starting with a stop in Halifax where she reviewed a flotilla for international warships. She also visited Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Waterloo, Ont.