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[between September 20 - October 21, 1901]

Lieu de création


351 photographs : b&w, 136 glass plate negatives & 215 nitrate negatives ; various dimensions, mostly 20.3 x 25.4 cm for glass negatives, mostly 13.5 x 17.3 cm for nitrate negatives.
Négatif - Verre

Portée et contenu

This series contains 351 photographs of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) on their coast-to-coast royal tour of Canada between September 16th and October 21st, 1901. Although the tour officially commenced in Québec, the photographs in this series were taken by Topley after the couple arrived in Ottawa on September 20th. The couple were in Ottawa between September 20-24, where they were photographed at an official presentation of addresses on Parliament Hill, at the unveiling of the monument to Queen Victoria, at a garden party hosted at the Government House, running the timber slides, and finally, a visit to a lumber camp in Rockcliffe Park. Next, the couple and their entourage travelled through Western Canada from September 25-28, where they were photographed in Winnipeg, Regina, Moose Jaw and Calgary. Some highlights from these trips that were photographed by Topley include a presentation of addresses and visit to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and a review of Mounted Police and a pow-wow at Shaganappi Point in Calgary. They continued to journey through the mountains on September 29th, passing through Laggan on the way, and arrived in Vancouver on September 30th. Here, Topley photographed an Indian canoe race and other views of the city, including a view of an arch that had been erected to welcome the couple. The following day, the couple sailed to Victoria where they stayed at the Oak Bay Hotel. They returned to Vancouver on October 3rd, and began their return journey the following day. They stopped at Banff on the way back, where Topley took a number of scenic photographs. The royal couple arrived back in Ontario on October 10th, and toured the province until the 16th. They were photographed in Toronto, Guelph, Berlin (present-day Kitchener), Stratford, London, Hamilton, and Kingston. Next, the couple traveled to the Maritime Provinces, and were photographed both at St. John (New Brunswick) and Halifax, where they ended their tour on October 21st and sailed back home on the Ophir.

Documents iconographiques (photo)
90: Ouvert
Glass plate negatives do not travel. Mus
t be consulted at Preservation Centre.
Documents iconographiques (photo)
90: Ouvert
de 00591E À 00591I
de 01968/X1 À 01968/X2
de RV3 145 À RV3 147
90: Ouvert
No de référence archivistique
Autre no d'acquisition
1936-270 NPC

Modalités d'utilisation

Copyright: Expired.
Credit: Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA- number.
Restrictions on use: Nil.

Graphic material (photo) The first finding aid is sorted numerically by the item number. The second finding aid is sorted chronologically. FA-001 90 (Électronique)

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Information additionnelle

Documents reliés
Montreal photographer William McFarlane Notman was the other official photographer who accompanied the Royal couple on their tour. His photographs of the same Royal Tour can be found in the McCord Museum collection in Montréal.

Note sur le classement
The photographs are organized intellectually and physically according to the original order, or the way that the Topley Studio maintained this series. This, however, is not the chronological order of the tour.

Titre de collection
Royal Tour

Note sur les limites à la consultation
Access to the glass plate negatives has to be given through a photo archivist as the originals do not circulate.

Note sur les autres formats physiques disponibles
The vast majority of these photographs are digitized and available on our website.


1. Visits of state Canada
2. Visites officielles Canada