STK-ID 22561

[Title: The Royal Visit, various credits; remark: the visit of His Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth consort marks the first occasion on which a reigning sovereign of Great Britain has visited Canada.] Various shots taken across Canada including farms, trains, ships. Shot of Canadian Navy steaming up Saint Lawrence River to meet the Royal flotilla. Shots of ship Empress of Australia, of British cruisers Glasgow and Southampton, of Canadian sailors lining rail, saluting King and Queen. LAS of King and Queen on bridge. Various shots of flags and bunting in Quebec City, of crowd on Dufferin Terrace, of ramparts of forteress and of cannons. Shots of Empress of Australia docking at Wolfe's Cove, of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and Justice Minister Ernest Lapointe wearing gala uniforms walking up gangplank. Shot of King and Queen debarking, saluting as Royal Canadian Mounted Police stand at attention on each side of gangplank. Shots of King and Queen on dock, of men of Royal 22e Regiment lined up for inspection and of crowd attending. Shot of King and Queen driving away in Chrysler car. Shots of Quebec Parliament, of royal visitors entering Legislative Assembly room. Shot of Premier Maurice Duplessis doing welcome speech. Various shots of dignitaries being presented to King, of attendance. Shot of Chateau Frontenac. Shot of King attending luncheon at Chateau Frontenac where he is officially welcomed by Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Shot of George VI answering. Various HASs of parade through streets of Quebec, including incidental shots of buildings, streets, people and Porte Saint-Louis.


Excerpt from
The Royal Visit / La Visite royale
Quebec City
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1280 x 720