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The Queen's visits to Newfoundland


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Queen Elizabeth II was no stranger to travelling. She visited Canada 22 times in her life.


The first visit was in 1951 when she was a princess and her most recent visit was in 2010.


Several members of the Royal Family have visited the country over the years.


From refuelling stops to official tours, the Queen has been in Newfoundland and Labrador a total of nine times. Below is a list:

  • 1953 a refuelling and stop over in Gander.

  • 1959 a tour of Canada that included all provinces and territories.

  • 1966 a refuelling stop.

  • 1970 a refuelling in Gander.

  • 1978 Visited St. John's, Deer Lake, Strawberry Hill, Corner Brook, and Stephenville Airport with Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.

  • 1985 Stopover in Gander while en route to the Caribbean.

  • 1986 Stopover in Gander while en route to London from Lexington.

  • 1991 Stopover in Gander while en route to London from Lexington, U.S.A.

  • 1997 Visited St. John's, Gander, Bonavista, NorthWest River, Shetshatshiu, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.



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