The Royals Arrive In Canada

William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Victoria, Canada on Sunday September 24th on a trip and tour that will mainly focus on causes that are important to the Duke and Duchess along with pastimes that they both enjoy. Their royal commentator, Victoria Arbiter stated they will mainly discuss issues on mental health, the welfare of young people and addiction along with sailing and fishing in the British Columbia outdoors.

VANCOUVER, BC - SEPTEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet members of TechStart and MY Circle youth in the Vancity room during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre during their Royal Tour of Canada on September 25, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - Pool/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet members of TechStart and MY Circle youth in the Vancity room during their visit to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre during their Royal Tour of Canada on September 25, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Milligan – Pool/Getty Images)

The first visit for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was during the first three months of their marriage in 2011, now their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are traveling along.

BELLA BELLA, BC - SEPTEMBER 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend an official welcome performance during their visit to first nations Community members on September 25, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BELLA BELLA, BC – SEPTEMBER 26: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend an official welcome performance during their visit to first nations Community members on September 25, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna. (Photo by Mark Large – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

As William spoke at a speech outside the B.C. legislature, he went on to say “Catherine and I have asked to meet as many people from as many walks of life as we can while we’re here, we’re very much looking forward to learning about how Canadians are tackling some of the biggest challenges of the day.”

The first visit of the day for the two included a trip to Vancouver where their itinerary included a visit to Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program for mothers struggling with drug and alcohol issues in the city’s Downtown Eastside which is an impoverished neighborhood also known for its extreme homelessness and drug addiction.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bella Bella, BC for the Community dedication of Great Bear Rainforest to the Queen's commonwealth Canopy and met the Bella Bella First Nations Community. Day three of their Canadian Tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bella Bella, BC for the Community dedication of Great Bear Rainforest to the Queen’s commonwealth Canopy and met the Bella Bella First Nations Community. Day three of their Canadian Tour.

These last twenty four hours have had the royals visiting a remote First Nation community in Bella Bella, British Columbia where they were also welcomed by the Heiltsuk people. The Heiltsuk people gave them a warm reception by draping William and Kate in traditional blankets and where they received dancing “vests” for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - SEPTEMBER 26: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambride visit the Great Bear rainforest on September 26, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)
BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – SEPTEMBER 26: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambride visit the Great Bear rainforest on September 26, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)

A primary part of their visit to Bella Bella was to give William and Kate a tour of the Great Bear Rainforest, but due to the bad weather, boat trips and an aerial tour over the forest had to be cancelled only giving the couple small glimpse of the Rainforest. The Great Bear Rainforest is the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest which stretches  over 250 miles.

BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - SEPTEMBER 26: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambride visit the Great Bear rainforest on September 26, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)
BELLA BELLA, BRITISH COLUMBIA – SEPTEMBER 26: (NO UK SALES FOR 28 DAYS) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambride visit the Great Bear rainforest on September 26, 2016 in Bella Bella, Canada. (Photo by Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage)

The remainder of the Duke and Duchess’ visit will include Haida Gwaii and Kelowna in British Columbia as well as Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon.

The Royal Tour of British Columbia and Yukon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Bella, Canada. Here, HRH, The Duke of Cambridge, gives a speech at the launch of Canada's contribution to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. He thanked the Heiltsuk First Nation community for their welcome.
The Royal Tour of British Columbia and Yukon. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Bella, Canada.
Here, HRH, The Duke of Cambridge, gives a speech at the launch of Canada’s contribution to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. He thanked the Heiltsuk First Nation community for their welcome.

 

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