In what might be one of her most glamorous looks of all time, Kate dazzled in a red cocktail dress by British designer Preen, which featured an asymmetrical hemline, and midi-length skirt.
She teamed the look with a chic up-do, the silver Maple Leaf brooch she wore when touching down in Canada (on loan from Her Majesty The Queen), as well as her new favourite red heels and Miui Miu clutch.
The reception was hosted by Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable Judith Guichon, along with the Premier of British Columbia, The Honourable Christy Clark.
A reconciliation ceremony was due to take place at the event however a protest over the plight of the First Nation's people meant this was snubbed by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, leader of the Union of British Columbian Indian Chiefs, saying he meant no disrespect but felt it a "matter of principle", reports The Mirror.
"With the deepening poverty of our communities, remembering the missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the ongoing negligence of Indigenous Child Welfare policies across this country, in good conscience, I cannot participate in the Black Rod Ceremony," Chief Phillip said in a statement.