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The Queen Tours Nova Scotia, 1951-2010


Royal Visit 1959

HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip toured every Canadian province in 1959, visiting Nova Scotia on 31 July and 1 August. They flew from Charlottetown, P.E.I., to Trenton Airport near New Glasgow, where they met town officials, school children and members of the Royal Canadian Legion. Then they flew to Sydney, Cape Breton, where Prince Philip presented the Duke of Edinburgh Ship's Bell to the Westmount Sea Cadets Rifle Team.

Later, in the Halifax-Dartmouth area, they visited Dartmouth Town Hall and the Dartmouth Ball Park, attended a band concert on the Garrison Grounds, visited Camp Hill Hospital, dined with the Lieutenant-Governor, and viewed a Junior Bengal Lancers' riding demonstration. Queen Elizabeth presented Colours to the Royal Canadian Navy on the Garrison Grounds and formally gifted Queen Victoria's Royal Barge to the Maritime Museum of Canada. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Premier Robert Stanfield hosted a dinner in honour of the Royal Couple.




Amended Arrangements for Nova Scotia
Date: 1959
Reference no.: Royal Visits to Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Archives  RG 51 vol. 11 no. 4197

Arrival of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Shearwater
Date: 31 July 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence

Queen Elizabeth greeting Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen with his wife and Major-General M.P. Bogert looking on
Date: 31 July 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58392

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip after the review of the Royal Canadian Navy, Guard of Honour
Date: 31 July 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58401

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip depart Shearwater Airport for Dartmouth Town Hall
Date: 31 July 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58402

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip departing Shearwater receive Royal Salute from Royal Navy Guard of Honour
Date: 31 July 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58403

Queen Elizabeth arriving at the Garrison Grounds and greeted by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen for presentation of new Colours to Royal Canadian Navy
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58435

Presentation of The Queen's Colour
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: Royal Visits to Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Archives  RG 51 vol. 11 no. 4207

Dinner invitation
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: Royal Visits to Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Archives  RG 51 vol. 11 no. 4180

Presentation of The Queen's Colour
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58432

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip speaking with Lunenburg artist Earl Bailly at the University of King's College, Halifax
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-5806

Dinner programme, Nova Scotian Hotel
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: Royal Visits to Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Archives  RG 51 vol. 11 no. 4186

Dinner, Nova Scotian Hotel
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: Royal Visits to Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia Archives  RG 51 vol. 11 no. 4144

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leaving the Nova Scotian Hotel
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58412

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Shearwater Airport
Date: 01 August 1959
Reference no.: H.F. Pullen — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-573 002 File 16 - Department of National Defence HS-58414
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