28 September, 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are kicking off Day 3 of their Royal tour of Canada with a visit to Bella Bella and the Great Bear Rainforest - the world's largest temperate rainforest.
Earlier this year several First Nations groups, including the Heiltsuk, said they would increase protection of the area, conserving 85 per cent of the forested areas from industrial logging.
A young First Nations girl walks past Kate and Will during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, British Columbia.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Vancouver Sunday morning where hundreds of people packed Jack Poole Plaza to catch a glimpse of the couple.
At one point Kate, while holding Charlotte, squats down to Prince George's height in order to speak to her son - the same manouver that caused Prince William to receive a telling off from the Queen.
William and Kate were also given a traditional doll by a woman carrying a baby for Charlotte.
The presents were given during a cultural welcome in the community's hall or "big house" where chiefs gathered to greet the royal couple, and the residents gave them a rapturous reception, cheering and stamping their feet when their guests arrived.
Typhoon Megi slams into Taiwan
This month, super Typhoon Meranti killed at least 28 people in China and Taiwan and cut power to more than a million homes. Television footage showed waves surging past breakwaters in the northeastern county of Yilan and outlying Orchid Island.
The Great Bear Rainforest was recently named as Canada's commitment to The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QQC), a unique network of forest conversation initiatives involving all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
"It is still a lovely place in the rain and everyone is prepared to get wet", said a spokesman for the couple.
The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a scarlet cocktail dress tonight in her most glamorous royal tour outfit so far. It's their first royal visit overseas as a family and best of all, their three-year-old son Prince George has already been making headlines.
The royal couple last visited the country in 2011.
The weather is described as "fairly dramatic" with gusty winds, choppy water and heavy rain.
The duke and duchess take part in the installation of the final ring on the Black Rod in Victoria.
Chiefs attending the recent annual general assembly of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs voted not to take part in the ceremony as a protest of provincial and federal government inaction on key First Nations concerns.