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Royal Visit to Yukon—September 27 and 28, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the the Dalvay-by-the-Sea Resort during the 2011 Royal Tour

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the 2011 Royal Tour at the Dalvay-by-the-Sea Resort (Photo credit: Canadian Heritage). View more images taken during the 2011 Royal Tour on the Canadian Heritage Flickr page.

Yukon itinerary—opportunities to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Tuesday, September 27

  • Official arrival in Yukon
    The Duke of Cambridge will inspect a guard composed of members of the Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers. The Duke of Cambridge and his brother, Prince Harry, were made honorary members of this reserve unit in 2009.
    Time: 6:10 p.m.
    Location: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse.
    Is this a public or private event? This is a public event.
    Public viewing and parking locations: View the map  34 KB
    Road and site closures near this location: North airport access road

 

  • Land of Gold – A Yukon Cultural Celebration
    Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse.
    Is this a public or private event? This is a private event by invitation only. If you have been invited and have any questions, please email ecoinfo@gov.yk.ca
    Watch the event on Facebook: Tune in for the livestream on Travel Yukon's Facebook page at 7 p.m.
    Road and site closures near this location: Front Street from Jarvis Street to Lambert Street (7 a.m. on Sept. 27 until 3 p.m. on Sept. 28), Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (6 a.m. to 11 p.m.), Riverfront Trail east of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (5 to 9 p.m.) and Whitehorse Public Library (5 p.m. to close).

 

Wednesday, September 28

  • Visit to the MacBride Museum of Yukon History
    Time:
    9:05 a.m.
    Location: MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Whitehorse.
    Is this a public or private event? The museum visit is private. The public may view Their Royal Highnesses as they arrive and depart the museum.
    Public viewing and parking locations: View the map  40 KB
    Road and site closures near this location: Front Street from Jarvis Street to Lambert Street (7 a.m. on Sept. 27 until 3 p.m. on Sept. 28) and MacBride Museum of Yukon History (8 to 10:30 a.m.).

     

  • Community festival on Main Street
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will walk through the Community Festival to view displays, activities and performances highlighting Yukon youth talent from organizations such as Bringing Youth Toward Equality (BYTE), Splintered Craft and Northern Cultural Expressions Society.
    Performances will include: the Chunday K'anat'a dancers, singer Calla Kinglit, fiddling brothers the Taggart-Cox Trio, the Northern Lights School of Dance, the Fiddleheads, the Breakdancing Yukon Society's Cypher Citizens, Patrick Hamilton and Fiona McTaggart, students from the Music, Art and Drama (MAD) program, dance band Major Funk and the Employment as well as juggling and unicycling by the youth members of the Yukon Circus Society.
    Vendors: Members of the Fireweed Community Market Society will be selling crafts, jewelry and refreshments.
    Location: Front Street between Wood Street and Elliot Street and Main Street between between Front Street and Second Avenue.
    Is this a public or private event? This is a public event. Arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Carpool or take public transit to avoid congestion.
    Public viewing and parking locations: View the map  40 KB
    Road and site closures near this location: 100 block of Main Street and Steele Street (7 a.m. on Sept. 27 until 3 p.m. on Sept. 28) and Front Street from Jarvis Street to Lambert Street (7 a.m. on Sept. 27 until 3 p.m. on Sept. 28).

     

  • Traditional Welcome Ceremony in Carcross
    Their Royal Highnesses will experience local Tlingit/Tagish traditions, culture and heritage and witness the innovative economic development initiatives led by the Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation.
    Time: 11:50 a.m.
    Location: Carcross Commons, Carcross.
    Is this a public or private event? The Traditional Welcome Ceremony is a private event. The public will have opportunities to see the Duke and Duchess as Their Royal Highnesses walk through the Carcross Commons and visit the local carving shed. Members of the public should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. at the designated public area.
    Public viewing and parking locations: View the map  36 KB (Viewing space: Gravel space near the Carcross Commons and S.S. Tutshi memorial area | Parking: near Montana Services gas station and RV parking)
    Road and site closures near this location: Vehicle access from the Alaska Highway to Carcross is limited to Carcross residents only (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), Carcoss Commons (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Carcross pedestrian bridge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

 

  • A day of celebrations in Carcross
    People are encouraged to enjoy a First Nations artists’ market, food stands, including bannock and tea, as well as live entertainment both before and after The Duke and Duchess’s visit to Carcross.
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Duke and Duchess will be in Carcross for the traditional welcome ceremony at 11:50 a.m.
    Location: Gravel space near the Carcross Commons and S.S. Tutshi memorial, Carcross.
    Is this a public or private event? The public are welcome to attend the celebration and will have a chance to see the Duke and Duchess as Their Royal Highnesses walk through the Carcross Commons and visit the local carving shed. Members of the public should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. at the designated public area.
    Public viewing and parking locations: View the map 36 KB
    Road and site closures near this location: Vehicle access from the Alaska Highway to Carcross is limited to Carcross residents only (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), Carcoss Commons (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Carcross pedestrian bridge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

 

  • Mountain biking demonstration with Single Track to Success (S2S)
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet with youth riders who demonstrate their skills. The Single Track to Success (S2S) youth trail builders program aims to provide training and improve wellness with local youth.
    Location: Montana Mountain, Carcross.
    Is this a public or private event? This is a private event, by invitation only.
    Road and site closures near this location: All access to Montana Mountain (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), Vehicle access from the Alaska Highway to Carcross is limited to Carcross residents only (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), Carcoss Commons (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Carcross pedestrian bridge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

     

  • Official departure from Yukon
    Time: 2:45 p.m.
    Location: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport in Whitehorse.
    Is this a public or private event? This is a public event.

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Photographing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

You are welcome to take as many photos of the Duke and Duchess as you would like. Please avoid taking 'selfies' if they approach you—they would much rather say hello and talk with you.

Drones: The airspace above Carcross is restricted on September 28 so no drones can be used without permission. The airspace above downtown Whitehorse is already controlled so no drones without permission.


Site and road closures in Whitehorse and Carcross

There will be occasional traffic disruptions throughout the evening of September 27 and through the day September 28 in Whitehorse and Carcross.

Whitehorse for September 27 and 28

  • 5 to 7 p.m. (Sept. 27) | North airport access road
  • 7 a.m. (Sept. 27) to 3 p.m. (Sept. 28) | 100 block of Main Street and Steele Street
  • 7 a.m. (Sept. 27) to 3 p.m. (Sept. 28) | Front Street from Jarvis Street to Lambert Street
  • 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sept. 27) | Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • 5 to 9 p.m. (Sept. 27) | Riverfront Trail east of the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • 5 p.m. to close (Sept. 27) | Whitehorse Public Library
  • 8 to 10:30 a.m. (Sept. 28) | MacBride Museum of Yukon History

Carcross for September 28

  • 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. | Vehicle traffic access to town limited to Carcross residents only
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Carcross Commons
  • 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | All access to Montana Mountain
  • 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Carcross pedestrian bridge

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