The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, touched down in Victoria on Saturday with their kids — Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The first of the eight-day visit was spent attending four official engagements in Vancouver.

After a stirring welcome, as thousands gathered to greet the royals, the couple travelled to meet Sheway, a Pregnancy Outreach Program (P.O.P.) that helps mothers approach life differently. Later in the day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau joined them for a pit-stop to Immigration Services Society of British Columbia. This visit was followed by a reception at Telus Gardens, where they met youngsters trying to make a difference. The royal couple rounded off their day with a visit to Kitsilano Coastguard Station in Vanier park.

Monday, September 26, looks like an even busier day. Prince William and Kate will make a short trip to the Great Bear Rainforest, known for its temperate rainforest, followed by an aerial tour and a reception by the Heiltsuk First Nations community. A walking trail at the McLaughlin Bay and reception by Government House, Victoria are scheduled for the later part of the day.