Queen Elizabeth to visit Canada

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 3:04 PM

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will visit Canada for a weeklong visit starting in late June.

The office of Canada's Governor General says the couple will arrive June 28 and travel in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba before departing July 6.

They will be in the capital, Ottawa, for Canada Day July 1, but the governor general's office didn't say whether they would participate in celebrations. The holiday commemorates the formation of Canada from the British North American colonies.

No further details were released.

Queen Elizabeth II is the symbolic head of state in Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth. Canadians are generally indifferent to the monarchy.

The queen first came to Canada in 1957 and her last visit was in 2005. This will be her 22nd official visit.