Over the course of Her Majesty The Queen's illustrious reign, she undertook 22 Royal Tours to Canada, visiting every region of the country and meeting with Canadians from all walks of life. The following documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada and CPAC provide a glimpse into Her Majesty's legacy.
The National Film Board of Canada
A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951.
This documentary depicts the colour and pageantry of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Canada’s participation in this momentous event.
It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for artist Phil Richards, who’s been commissioned to create Canada’s official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Filmmaker Hubert Davis follows Richards over months of painstaking preparations, as he works to capture Her Majesty’s likeness and spirit on canvas.
For more information about these films, please visit the National Film Board of Canada website.
The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
Look back at some of the celebrations that took place over the Diamond Jubilee weekend in London, United Kingdom, from June 3 to 5, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s 40th monarch, ascended to the Throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, following her father’s death.
On February 6th, 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to 60 recipients during the inaugural presentation ceremony in Ottawa. The Diamond Jubilee Medal marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the Throne. This commemorative medal honours Canadians who have dedicated themselves to serving their fellow citizens, their community and their country.
Over nine days in June and July, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, visit cities in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Ontario. This is The Queen’s 22nd Royal visit since her accession to the Throne in 1952.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Ottawa on the occasion of The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, October 13, 2002. The Queen visits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and attends events at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Rideau Hall. Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Governor General Adrienne Clarkson are among the attendees.
For more information about these programs, please visit the CPAC website.