Royals to visit Haida Gwaii

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed this week that they will visit the islands on Sept. 30 as part of a B.C. and Yukon tour.

  • Aug. 26, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Some royal waves are in the forecast for Haida Gwaii.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge confirmed this week that they will visit the islands on Sept. 30 as part of a B.C. and Yukon tour.

Prince William and his wife Kate will be travelling with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

“We are honoured to be hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in our territory,” said Peter Lantin (kil tlaats ‘gaa), President of the Haida Nation.

“We look forward to showcasing what makes these Islands unique in the world and our culture which protects and stewards them.”

According to Canada’s heritage ministry, the royal couple will take part in events that highlight work “to preserve the environment, empower young people, improve mental health, encourage active living and highlight Indigenous culture and heritage.”

Along with Haida Gwaii, the royal family will also visit Victoria, Vancouver, Bella Bella, and Kelowna, as well as Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon.

 

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