At the beginning of the week, the royal family announced that Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be making their way to Canada in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations (get the full story from CBC News). On May 21, the royal couple will begin their séjour in New Brunswick, taking in the Canadian Forces Base at Gagetown. They'll travel to Saint John for a birthday celebration in honour of the Queen, take in a fireworks show in Toronto and enjoy a symphony performance in Regina, Saskatchewan. Quite the trip for just three days.
Last year, William and Kate made the jaunt over while the Queen herself was here for the 2010 Canada Day celebrations. Of course, each and every time there's been a royal visit CBC have been close to the action. We've rounded up some of the archive footage for you to check out, starting with King George VI in Winnipeg in 1939:
In 1959, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip enjoyed the Calgary Stampede:
In 1976, seven members of the royal family (the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, her husband Captain Mark Phillips and Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward) were in Montreal for the Olympic Games. They were happy to pose for the cameras... "you must have run out of film by now!" said Prince Philip near the end: