Today, the Government of Canada is launching Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the Throne.
Throughout the year, events will be held to honour Her Majesty’s reign and celebrate Canadian achievements over the past seven decades.
Support for community projects
Canadians in communities from coast to coast to coast are invited to celebrate the Jubilee in their own unique ways. Canadian Heritage will help support community projects celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. An application period is underway and will close on February 22, 2022. The list of funded activities from across the country will be announced later this spring.
Canadian Jubilee emblem unveiled
You can now take a look at the Canadian Platinum Jubilee emblem, designed by the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Canada is proud to present its own unique emblem in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. Visit the Jubilee website to view and learn more about the Canadian emblem.
Commemorative coins and stamps
Today, federal partners are unveiling their commemorative contributions for the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne.
Canada Post is unveiling its commemorative stamp featuring the classic profile of the Queen sculpted by Arnold Machin. Often used on British stamps, it’s the first time that this classic profile has been used on a Canadian stamp.
The Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Mint are joining forces to celebrate the Jubilee by issuing a special two-coin set. Each institution has produced a one-ounce fine silver coin featuring a unique design that captures the spirit of this historic occasion.
Events across the country
The Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated in many ways throughout the year.
In the spring, commemorative banners in Jubilee colours will be displayed along Confederation Boulevard, Canada’s ceremonial route in downtown Ottawa–Gatineau, as well as in locations across the country.
On June 2, in celebration of the date of Her Majesty’s coronation, iconic federal buildings will be illuminated across the country.
Northern Lights 2022, a sound and light show held each summer on Parliament Hill, will also feature a new segment to mark this important anniversary.
Canadian Heritage will present an exhibit titled The Queen and Canada in Ottawa on the Château Laurier terrace. The exhibit will run throughout the summer, with images of Her Majesty from the last seven decades.
In addition, lieutenant governors and territorial commissioners will dedicate gardens throughout the country in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 years of dedicated service. These gardens will be unveiled throughout the summer of 2022.