Massive Canada Day celebrations planned for royal visit

Heritage Minister says visit will rival Expo '86 in scale

Canadians should prepare for a massive Canada Day celebration at Parliament Hill when Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge make their first official visit to Ottawa, says Heritage Minister James Moore. “The royal visit will be on a size and scale like nothing Canada has seen perhaps since the royal visit that happened in 1986 for the opening of Expo ’86 in Vancouver, when Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited,” said Moore on Monday. The royal newlyweds will arrive in Ottawa on June 30, and will tour Montreal, Quebec City, P.E.I., Yellowknife and Calgary before departing on July 8.


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