Presidential Visits to Canada

Entries cover all official visits to Canada made by U.S. Presidents during their tenure as President or President-elect. They also include instances of unofficial travel to Canada by a President or President-elect for vacation purposes, when information concerning such visits is available.

Presidential Visits to Canada

President Warren G. Harding July 26, 1923; Vancouver
Official reception during return from Alaska
President F. Roosevelt June 29-July 1, 1933;  Campobello Island
Vacation
July 28-30, 1936; Campobello Island
Vacation
July 31, 1936; Quebec
Official visit with Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir
August 18, 1938; Kingston
Received honorary degree from Queens University and dedicated Thousand Islands Bridge
August 14-16, 1939; Campobello Island, Sydney
Fishing trip
August 21-23, 1939; Halifax
Stopped while returning to the United States from Newfoundland
August 17-25, 1943; Quebec and Ottawa
Attended First Quebec Conference with British Prime Minister Churchill and addressed Canadian Parliament
September 11-16, 1944; Quebec
Attended Second Quebec Conference with British Prime Minister Churchill
President Truman July 10-12, 1947; Ottawa
Official visit with Governor General Alexander and Prime Minister Mackenzie King and addressed Canadian Parliament
President Eisenhower November 13-15, 1953; Ottawa
State visit; addressed joint session of Parliament
July 8-11, 1958; Ottawa
Informal visit; addressed joint session of ParliamentJune 26, 1959; Montreal
Joined Queen Elizabeth II in ceremony opening St. Lawrence Seaway
President Kennedy May 16-18, 1961: Ottawa
State visit; addressed joint session of Parliament
NOTE: President Kennedy also visited Canada October 8, 1957, when he went to New Brunswick and gave an address to the University of New Brunswick. He was a Senator at this time. Read more in Good Fences Make Good Neighbours (407KB PDF).
President Johnson September 16, 1964; Vancouver
Informal visit; met with Prime Minister Pearson in ceremonies relating to the Columbia River Treaty
August 21-22, 1966; Campobello Island, Chamcook N.B.
Laid cornerstone at Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and conferred informally with Prime Minister Pearson
May 25, 1967; Montreal and Ottawa
Attended Expo 67 and conferred informally with Prime Minister Pearson
President Nixon April 13-15, 1972; Ottawa
State visit; met with Governor General Michener and Prime Minister Trudeau; addressed Parliament
Presidents Ford and Carter Did not visit Canada during their terms of office
President Reagan May 10-11, 1981; Ottawa
State visit; met with Prime Minister Trudeau and addressed Parliament
July 19-21, 1981; Ottawa
Attended G-7 Economic Summit
March 17-18, 1985; Quebec City
Met with Prime Minister Mulroney
April 5-6, 1987; Ottawa
Official visit; met with Prime Minister Mulroney; addressed Parliament
June 19-21, 1988; Toronto
Attended G-7 Economic Summit
President George H.W. Bush February 10, 1989; Ottawa
Working visit; met with Prime Minister Mulroney
April 10, 1990; Toronto
Informal meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney
March 13-14, 1991; Ottawa
Met with Prime Minister Mulroney; signed Canada-United States Air Quality Accord
July 9, 1991; Toronto
Informal meeting with Prime Minster Mulroney
President Clinton April 3-4, 1993; Vancouver
Summit with Russian President Yeltsin; also met with Prime Minister Mulroney
February 23-24, 1995; Ottawa
State visit; met with Prime Minister Chretien and addressed Parliament
June 15-17, 1995; Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attended G-7 Economic Summit Meeting
November 23-25, 1997; Vancouver, British Columbia
Attended APEC Summit Meeting
October 7-8, 1999; Ottawa and Mt. Tremblant, Québec
Working visit; met with Prime Minister Chretien and Quebec Premier Bouchard; inaugurated new U.S. Embassy building and addressed Forum of Federations Conference at Mont Tremblant
President George W. Bush April 20-22, 2001; Québec City
Attended Third Summit of the Americas
June 25-27, 2002; Kananaskis (Alberta)
Attended the G-8 Economic Summit
November 30-December 1, 2004; Ottawa and Halifax
Official Visit
August 20-21, 2007; Montebello (Quebec)
Met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico at the North American Leaders’ Summit.
President Barack Obama February 19, 2009; Ottawa
Working visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
June 25-27, 2010; Toronto/Muskoka
G8 and G20 Summit

June 29, 2016; Ottawa

Met with Prime Minister Trudeau and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico at the North American Leaders Summit; Addressed Canadian Parliament