Victoria Classic Boat Festival



The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to host the annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival! Join us on the docks to view up to 100 classic boats, visit the docks, cheer on your favourite boats in the races, and take part in one of our many activities!

For over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display. In 2017, the Maritime Museum of BC took over operations of the Festival, incorporating marine-related exhibitions and family-friendly programs into the weekend’s activities.


The Maritime Museum of BC (MMBC) and the Ex-Forest Service Vessel Squadron (EFSVS) are pleased to announce their new affiliation and mutually supportive relationship. The Squadron is a unique Canadian organization of common-purpose former workboats comprising British Columbia Forest Service Ranger Launches now in private ownership. As these vessels currently represent a floating museum of BC’s coastal maritime heritage, this new relationship complements MMBC’s purpose of promoting the maritime heritage and maritime culture of the province.

This year, the Squadron will hold its Rendezvous over the 2022 Labour Day weekend in conjunction with the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. We look forward to seeing the Squadron in the Inner Harbour!

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Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Pearson College UWC

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