RELATIONS WITH CANADA

1926: Establishment of Monaco Consul in Montreal
The first Honorary Consulate of the Principality of Monaco was opened in Montreal, Canada, on December 9th, 1926. Mr. Marcel Pasquin was nominated Honorary Consul of the Principality.

The Ambassador of Canada to France is accredited to Monaco as well. Canada has also a Honorary Consulate in the Principalty.
In Canada, Monaco is represented by Honorary Consulates in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. On January 1, 2010, H.E. Gilles Noghès was nominated Monaco's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada. Ambassador Noghes presented his credentials to H. E. the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on February 2, 2010.

July 17, 1967: Visit of the Princely Family of the Monaco pavilion during the International and Universal Exposition in Montreal.


Prince Rainier III, accompanied by His Family, visited the Monaco pavilion. Created on the Isle Notre Dame, the pavilion consisted of several interlocking towers surrounding a garden-cinema on the banks of a canal. The pavilion's interior, gave the visitor the impression of strolling down the narrow streets of Monaco and Monte Carlo.

September 3 - 5 1999: H.S.H. Prince Albert II represented Monaco in the 8th Francophonie Summit in Moncton, New-Brunswick.

Monaco maintains good bilateral relations with Canada, centered mainly on strong Canadian tourism to Monaco every year. The late Prince Rainier’s last official visit to Canada dates back to 1967, on the occasion of the World’s Fair in Montreal. Prince Albert II has made private visits to Canada on a regular basis, particularly for winter sports outings. His first participation as an Olympic athlete dates back to the 1988 Calgary Winter Games, and because of this experience, the Prince maintains bonds of friendship with Canada. As a member of the International Olympic Committee, the Prince supported Vancouver’s bid for the 2010 Winter Games.

The Prince made an official visit in June 1998, with discussions focussing on Francophonie, the Olympics, multimedia and university exchanges.
In 2008, Prince Albert II visited Quebec for the 400th Anniversary of the city and He took part in the Francophonie Summit. Driven by His concerns about environmental issues, Prince Albert II funded a Canadian Branch of His foundation (Prince Albert II Foundation) which will notably have the objective of evaluating the biodiversity of Northeastern Quebec. Me Jean-Claude Bachand was nominated President of the Canadian Branch. In conjunction with the Francophonie Summit in October 2008, Prince Albert II (on behalf of His foundation) and Guy Laliberté (of the One Drop Foundation and Cirque du Soleil) signed a cooperation agreement.

Generally speaking, relations with Canada also take place within the framework of a number of international institutions. La Francophonie is the main forum in which Monaco maintain active diplomatic relations with Canada.
Source : http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/france/bilateral_relations_bilaterales/canada_monaco.aspx?lang=eng&menu_id=43