Royal River (1959 film)

Royal River
Directed by Isobel Kehoe
Produced by Gordon Sparling
Release dates
Running time
30 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Royal River is a Canadian documentary film, released in 1959.[1] Produced by the National Film Board to commemorate the official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the film documents the tour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh aboard the HMY Britannia.[1] It was compiled almost entirely from newsreel footage, including of the royal couple's meetings with John Diefenbaker, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower and Nelson Rockefeller, and was narrated by CBC Television announcer Bruce Marsh.

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Theatrical Film in 1960.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Film of Royal Seaway Tour Opens in 5 Canadian Cities". The Globe and Mail, August 4, 1959.
  2. "Film Awards Announced". Ottawa Journal, June 8, 1960.
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