February 28th, 2014
If you haven’t heard yet, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are coming to Ottawa
It’s official. William and Kate, the new stars of the Royal family, will be visiting Canada this summer and will be front and centre as hundreds of thousands gather in Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day this July 1.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be welcomed to the Capital by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
Already one of the most popular times to visit Ottawa, Canada Day this year promises to be filled with more pageantry and a heightened sense of excitement and celebration as the Royal Couple kicks of their first foreign visit as a married couple. It marks the second year in a row that Ottawa has welcomed a Royal Couple for Canada Day – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip presided over the 2010 festivities.
For 2011, organizers are planning a celebration fit for a future king, with a full day of activities and entertainment showcasing the best of Canadian traditions and culture. Downtown streets surrounding Parliament Hill will be closed to traffic, allowing revellers to roam from venue to venue – and to catch a glimpse of the Royals.
Ottawa hotels are already booking up fast. Canada Day this year falls on a Friday, which will allow visitors to extend their stay over the weekend.
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