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Driving rain and wind diverts plans for Canadian royal tour

  • A young First Nations girl walks past Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Governor General David Johnson, left, during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A young First Nations girl walks past Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Governor General David Johnson, left, during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Draped in traditional First Nation blankets, Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, hold vests they were presented with for Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Draped in traditional First Nation blankets, Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, hold vests they were presented with for Prince George and Princess Charlotte during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted by First Nation chiefs during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted by First Nation chiefs during a welcoming ceremony at the Heiltsuk First Nation in the remote community of Bella Bella, Canada, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Plans to show off one of British Columbia's most beautiful areas to Prince William and his wife, Kate, were scuttled by bad weather.

The aerial tour of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest and a boat tour of Bella Bella Harbour for the British royals were canceled Monday.

Winds gusted, the water was choppy and it was pouring rain on British Columbia's central coast, an area well known for its wet weather.

William and Kate were greeted with a rousing cheer when they arrived at the Wawiskas Community Hall, where they met aboriginal community members and about two dozen hereditary chiefs who were part of the official welcoming party.

Their children, Prince Charlotte and Prince George, are remaining in Victoria as planned as William and Kate tour the province and the Yukon.