09/05/2012 11:02 EDT | Updated 11/05/2012 05:12 EST

Prince Edward and his wife to spend seven days in Canada starting Tuesday

OTTAWA - Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, countess of Wessex, will be in Canada for seven days starting Sept. 11.

It's billed as a working visit which includes stops in Ontario and the Arctic.

The Queen's youngest son and his wife have visited Canada many times, but this will be their first trip to the North.

The tour includes stops in the Ontario cities of Trenton, Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Midland, as well as a visit to Iqaluit.

Details of their public events are to be announced later by host organizations and communities.

The couple serve as colonels-in-chief to a number of Canadian Forces regiments and are patrons of a number of Canadian charitable and community organizations.