On the afternoon of the 5th, William and Kate took a Twin Otter float plane to Blachford Lake where they met with locals and learned about traditional customs. The two also met with the Canadian Rangers. The afternoon afforded the couple some time alone, as they paddled to private Eagle Island, where they had dinner together. Blachford Lake Lodge's press release described the evening:
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then paddled a canoe out to Eagle Island on Blachford Lake, where they enjoyed a private dinner of caribou, arctic char, whitefish and cranberry bannock beside a campfire. For the first time on their Royal Tour of Canada, the royal couple were able to take in the peace and beauty of truly great Canadian landscape. In regards to their visit to the island, Prince William said the time was 'magical.'"
Kate wore a brown UFO sweater on when she paddled off to the island.
Tour: North America 2011
Location: Canada, North America, Northwest Territories, Yellowknife
Event: Daytime Event, Evening Event, Private, Public
Venue: Blachford Lake Lodge