Below - Viscount Alexander , Governor General of Canada arrives in Halifax in 1946. Courtesy of the Nova Scotia Archives.

Below - Governor General Viscount Harold Alexander and Lady Margaret Diana Alexander sitting on cottage steps at Keltic Lodge, N.S. 1947. Courtesy of Nova Scotia Public Archives.

Above - the swearing in of the Marquis of Lorne as Governor General of Canada at Province House in Halifax on October 5th, 1878. Photo by Notman Studios of Montreal.

Princess Louise is seen on the dias to the far right in the photograph and her brother Prince Alfred the Duke of Edinburgh is also on the dias (unknown gentleman in between the Princess and the Prince)

 

Visits to Nova Scotia by Canada's Governors General.

 1823 - Earl of Dalhousie

1869 - Sir John Young - August.

1873 - Lord & Lady Dufferin. August 9.

1878 - Marquis of Lorne - November 25th - sworn in as Governor General in Halifax.

1881 - Marquis of Lorne. Halifax. July 3rd.

1882 - Marquis of Lorne - January 22

1884 - Marquess & Marchioness of Lansdowne - October

1890 - Lord Stanley of Preston - October

1894 - The Earl & Countess of Aberdeen visit Winsdor, Guysborough.

1897 - The Earl & Countess of Aberdeen - Halifax, Kentville (October 4th)

1899 - The Earl & Countess of Minto - 22 Aug

1901 - The Earl & Countess of Minto - 25 July.

1904 - Earl Grey - Dec 10th - sworn in as Governor General in Halifax.

1905 - Earl Grey - July 30th - Sydney.

1907 - Earl Grey & Lady Grey - fishing trip. June.

1912 - TRH The Duke & Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia - August 12th-16th. Visited Halifax, Windsor, Truro, Digby. The Duke received honorary degree from King's College.

1916 - Duke of Devonshire - Nov 11th - sworn in as Governor General in Halifax.

1920 - Duke of Devonshire - Dec 16th - Kentville and Wolfville.

1923 - Lord & Lady Byng of Vimy visit Kentville, Guysborough.

1926 - Lord Byng of Vimy visits Windsor, N.S.

1927 - Viscount & Viscountess Willingdon - July 12th.

1931 - Earl & Countess of Bessborough - April 4th. Sworn in as Governor General in Halifax.

1933 - Earl & Countess of Bessborough - July 9th. Halifax, Lunenburg, Windsor.

1935 - Earl & Countess of Bessborough - July 11th.

1937 - Lord & Lady Tweedsmuir - June 8th.

1940 - Lord & Lady Tweedsmuir - January 5th to January 7th.

1940 - Earl of Athlone & HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone - September.

1941 - Earl of Athlone & HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone - 28 June.

1944 - Earl of Athlone & HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone - September 24th.

 1945 - Earl of Athlone & HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone - return from holiday in the United Kingdom on the Queen Elizabeth.  Nov 19th.

1946 - Earl of Athlone & HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone - sail for England after completeing term as Governor General. March 16.

1946 - Field Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis - April 11th.

1947 - Field Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Keltic Lodge.

1948 - Field Marshal Viscount Alexander of Tunis - August 3rd.

1949 - Viscountess Alexander of Tunis in Halifax to greet her mother the Dowager Countess of Lucan and the Hon. Elizabeth Lawrence on their arrival on the Aquitania - 10 Oct

1952 - Vincent Massey - Halifax. Aug 27th.

1954 - Vincent Massey - September - Halifax and Lunenburg.

1955 - Vincent Massey - Jul 13th. Halifax - to unveil Halifax War Memorial on Citadel Hill.

1957 - Vincent Massey - Windsor & Halifax

1960 - Vincent Massey - July 8th. Halifax.

1969 - Roland Michener - 1st Canada Games.

1979 - Ed Schreyer & Mrs Schreyer. October.

1982 - Ed Schreyer - Sydney, Cape Breton.

1985 - Jeanne Sauve - Halifax Naval Assembly.

1991 - Raymond Hnatyshyn

1995 - Romeo Leblanc

2000 - Adrienne Clarkson - February 17 to February 22.

2001 - Adrienne Clarkson - October 15th to October 16th.

2002 - Adrienne Clarkson - October 22nd, Wolfville, Annapolis Valley.

2006 - Michaelle Jean - May 25th - May 26th - guest speaker, annual Canadian Press dinner.

2007 - Michaelle Jean - February 12th to February 14th.

2008 - Michaelle Jean - September 19th.

2009 - Michaelle Jean - June 27th. Presentation of new Queen's Colour for Canadian Navy.

2010 - Michaelle Jean - May 29th.

2011 - David Johnston - May 31 - June 2

2012 - David Johnston - May 29 - June 2

2014 - David Johnston - May 14-15

2015 - David Johnston - April 22

 

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