Prince George, Princess Charlotte, along with their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will make a visit to the west coast of Canada.
The fun for the Royal Family starts in Victoria on September 24 and continues to Vancouver on Sunday. Other British Columbia destinations include Great Bear Rainforest, Kelowna, and Haida Gwaii. The family will also visit Whitehorse and Carcross in the Yukon.
Prince William traveled to Canada twice before he married Kate Middleton. The 2011 trip was Princess Kate's first trip to Canada. This will be the first trip for the children to Canada.
On that 2011 trip, the newly married couple were in Ottawa for Canada and also visited Montréal and Quebec City in Quebec; Charlottetown and Summerside on Prince Edward Island; the Northwest Territories capital of Yellowknife; and Calgary for the Calgary Stampede.
I saw Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, a documentary on Haida Gwaii, last November at the Windsor International Film Festival. The beauty of the island is stunning and the family will visit it at a good time of year.
My timing is off having visiting Victoria about a month ago. The city turned out to be even more beautiful than I originally thought. The family is exploring areas out west that I would love to check out including Kelowna, Haida Gwaii, and Whitehorse. After telling people I've been to all 10 provinces, some tease me and ask, "When are you going to the territories?"
The west coast wasn't a part of the 2011 trip, so covering this part of Canada will be a unique experience for the royal family.
They will focus their engagements on young people as well as the issue of mental health. Conservation, cultural issues with the First Nations, agriculture, education, and emergency services are also on the itinerary for the royal family.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet the family during the trip. Trudeau has lived in British Columbia and his family vacations in Tofino, another amazing place.