Visit to the Republic of Korea

February 7 to 11, 2018

At the request of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, attended the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, in the Republic of Korea.

February 7, 2018

Upon her arrival in Seoul, the Governor General met with the President of the Republic of Korea at the Blue House.

Olympic Games PyeongChang - Day 1

Her Excellency attended Team Canada’s flag raising ceremony and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of Canada Olympic House.

February 8, 2018

Her Excellency attended preliminary sporting events at different venues - including the Curling Mixed Double preliminary match between Canada and Norway. The Governor General also attended a dinner hosted by Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

February 9, 2018

Throughout the day, Her Excellency attended preliminary sporting events at different venues. In the evening, the Governor General attended the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

February 10, 2018

The Governor General attended several sporting events including speed skating long track.

February 11, 2018

The Governor General attended several sporting events including a women's hockey game.