Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau emerged from a motorcade to be greeted on the South Lawn of the White House by Obama and his wife Michelle.
The leaders shook hands with assorted Canadian and U.S. dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.
They then stood side by side for the playing of the national anthems.
Hundreds of people gathered to witness the spectacle, making for a scene unlike any that has greeted a Canadian prime minister in recent political memory.
The crowd basked in unseasonable warmth under crystal-clear blue skies while a military brass band set the mood on the lawn facing the National Mall.
The building, an icon of presidential power, was decked out in Canadian and U.S. flags up to the balconies of the famous columns of the portico.