The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—that’s Will and Kate for those on a first-name basis—are planning a fall trip to Canada.
In the last week of September, the royal couple will travel across the Great White North, making stops in British Columbia and Yukon.
In British Columbia, Will and Kate will visit Vancouver, Victoria, Bella, Haida and Kelowna. Stops in Yukon will include Whitehorse and Carcross. They will also visit the Great Bear Rainforest, a land that was recently protected by British Columbia and remains the only place in the world to see the Kermode bear, a rare sub-species of black bear.
The royal couple visited Canada in 2011, their first official visit as a married couple. On that trip, they visited Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Charlottetown, Summerside, Yellowknife, Slave Lake, and Calgary.
“The Duke and Duchess are delighted to be returning to Canada. They hold very happy memories from their visit in 2011,” a spokesman for Kensington Palace said in a statement. “They are really looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country and having the opportunity to meet many more Canadians along the way.”
It's anticipated that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join the tour.
Justin and Sophie Trudeau, and their two children. In July, the Prime Minister invited Britain’s royal couple to visit the country to kick off Canada’s 150th anniversary, which will officially be celebrated in July 2017.
As part of the celebration, Canada's national parks will offer free admission all year.
Cailey Rizzo writes about travel, art and culture and is the founding editor of The Local Dive. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @misscaileyanne.