The couple were well wrapped up upon arrival with the temperature at just six degrees celsius.
Their Royal Highnesses were greeted by the Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers. The Canadian Rangers are a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserve and are the military’s eyes and ears in the north. They provide patrols and detachments for national security and public safety missions in sparsely settled northern, coastal and isolated areas of Canada that cannot be conveniently or economically covered by other parts of the CAF. William and Harry were made honorary members of this reserve unit in 2009.
Chief Bill and Chief Kane welcomed William and Kate to the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for a showcase of Yukon's thriving performing arts.
The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is a centrepiece of downtown Whitehorse. Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the centre features cultural exhibits and local First Nations art.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge viewed "Land of Gold – A Yukon Cultural Celebration", which highlighted the diversity and depth of Yukon’s cultural scene. Dancers, drummers and musicians from a variety of genres and backgrounds shared their songs and stories in a dynamic performance.
A video of a young boy named Evan - who said his family has lived in Yukon for generations - giving Prince William and Kate a book written by his great-granduncle as a gift.
Yukon boy presents Prince William and Kate with book from child’s family as a gift https://t.co/snEQ8vIScz— Global BC (@GlobalBC) September 28, 2016
After the show, performers from the cultural celebration met The Duke and Duchess.
William and Kate will spend tonight in Whitehorse ahead of a busy day of engagements tomorrow. It's the only night of the tour they will be away from George and Charlotte at Government House in Victoria. The couple are staying in the three-star The Coast High Country Inn in Yukon where rooms cost in the region of £95 -£150 per night.
The hotel is described as "rustic":
'The Yukon is home to explorers and adventurers of all kinds, and what better place to launch your own expedition to Whitehorse than from than the Coast High Country Inn.
Our quiet downtown location is right next to Jim Light Park and within walking distance to the restaurants, bars, and boutiques of Main Street. Not to mention, we’re just a block away from the famous Yukon River. And if you’re staying on business, you’ll be happy to know our hotel adjoins the Yukon Convention Centre.
As for our accommodations: we have a range of well-appointed, recently renovated rooms for you to choose from, including Jacuzzi, kitchenette and pet-friendly options. All of our rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee, and you’ll have access to our fitness and business centers as well as our airport shuttle. When it’s time to unwind, you’ll want to take The Deck, serving up rustic fare on one of the most impressive patios in the city.'
Below, a premium room.
The Duchess brought back her much loved Hobbs London Persephone Trench Coat this evening. She debuted it at the annual St Patrick's Day Parade in 2014.
The pine green trench coat originally retailed for £279 and was described: "Choose the Persephone trench in pine green for understated elegance. The cut and sew design, raw edges, traditional storm flap and epaulette detailing provide plenty of contemporary cool."
The Duchess added her own green belt to the coat as she did when she wore it in 2014.
It very much looks like Kate wore the Dolce & Gabbana Pocket Watch Dress underneath, which would make perfect sense, and she likely decided to coordinate the coat with the ensemble she was wearing rather than changing.
A look at Kate wearing the bottle green dress earlier today alongside a product shot of the original design. It remains available at My Theresa in most sizes.
As a nod to her host country - Kate carried a maple leaf tartan scarf.
The maple leaf tartan was designed in 1964 by David Weiser to commemorate the new Canadian flag and declared an official national emblem of Canada in 2011. The four colours reflect the colours of the maple leaf as it changes through the season - green in the spring and summer, gold in the early autumn, red at the first frost, and brown after falling.
Kate wore many of the same pieces as earlier today, including her L.K. Bennett Fern Pumps and Nina Clutch.
Kate's lovely new £125 Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings. The organic, irregular shaped multi-faceted green onyx gemstone is encased in 18ct gold-plated vermeil on sterling silver. You can read about them in more detail in today's earlier post.
And Kate wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch again.
- 9:05 a.m. - Visit the MacBride Museum of Yukon History.
- 10:a.m. - A street party on Main Street in Whitehorse.
- 11:50 a.m. Head to Carcross for a traditional welcome.
- 1:00 p.m. - Visit a mountain biking track at Montana mountain.
**We'll have more updates and photos shortly**