The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at Bella Bella as part of their royal visit in British Columbia.
But poor weather has resulted in one of the highlights of the royal tour being cancelled.
The weather forecast has meant the float plane tour of the Great Bear Rainforest has been cancelled along with a boat tour of Bella Bella Harbour.
The weather is described as “fairly dramatic” with gusty winds, choppy water and heavy rain.
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However, the rest of the afternoon events including taking part in a First Nations ceremony went ahead.
Prince William announced the inclusion in the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) of the Great Rainforest in front of the Bella Bella community.
This is the first site in Canada to receive this distinction.
“The establishment of the Canopy is a loud and unambiguous statement that the citizens of all Commonwealth countries believe that nature is fundamental to the health of our societies,” said Prince William during his announcement.
The Great Bear Rainforest represents one of the largest tracts of intact rainforest in the world, stretching 400 kilometers.
The QCC is a network of forest conservation initiatives by creating a global network of forests that will benefit indigenous communities, wildlife and tourism.
“I am pleased to say that more than 15 countries have already dedicated forestry projects or are planting new forests, with another 10 finalizing their submissions,” added Prince William.
The initiative hopes to involve all 53 countries of the Commonwealth by 2018.
The royals will fly back to Victoria this afternoon for a reception at Government House this evening.