British Columbia releases Royal Tour 2016 costs (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Karen van Marum

Province of British Columbia
Media Relations
250 889-3664

Backgrounders

Site reconnaissance

Site reconnaissance was an opportunity to visit prospective sites, venues and organizations that were being considered for inclusion in the official tour itinerary. Site visits included members of the provincial and federal government and security agencies.

Duration: Seven days (July 3-9)

Ground transportation: $2,162.38

Program delivery (hospitality etc.): $252.28

Travel – B.C. government officials and staff: $8,484.43

Total for reconnaissance: $10,899.09

Dry run

The objective of the dry run was for provincial and federal staff to walk-through the detailed itinerary with representatives from Kensington Palace in order to refine the program and make final arrangements.

Duration: Eight days (July 31-Aug. 8)

Ground Transportation: $4,267.52

Accommodation of royal household and staff: $4,460.23

Transportation to/from Canada and within B.C. for royal household and staff: $17,615.75

Travel – B.C. government officials and staff: $29,285.31

Total for dry run: $55,628.81

Media reconnaissance

Members of the national and provincial media were provided an opportunity to see the venues and program elements to help identify media movements, positions and other logistics.

Duration: Four days (Sept. 10-13)

Ground transportation: $1,742.82

Travel – B.C. government officials and staff: $16,085.13

Total for media reconnaissance: $17,827.95

Royal Tour 2016 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Duration: Eight days (Sept. 24 to Oct. 1)

Administrative services and supplies: $102,260.18

B.C. hosted function: $20,854.67

Program delivery (hospitality etc.): $53,224.57

Security: $ 196,129.03

Accommodation of Their Royal Highnesses, royal household and staff: $41,798.65

Protocol gifts: $3,344.76

Transportation to/from Canada and within B.C. for Their Royal Highnesses, royal household and staff: $27,589.89

Travel – B.C. government officials and staff: $28,815.82

Ground transportation for media: $8,856.10

Media operations and services: $46,134.41

Total for Royal Tour 2016: $529,008.08