Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Update on COVID-19

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, in consultation with the Greater Victoria Harbor Authority (GVHA), regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Victoria Classic Boat Festival.

With the loss of cruise ship visitations and transient visiting yachts, GVHA staff has been reduced to a minimum and their focus for this year is long-term moorage.

The GVHA has reaffirmed their ongoing support for the Victoria Classic Boat Festival for 2022 and onwards. This commitment is very encouraging, and we are already planning for a big reopening next summer.

We will be posting Classic Boat Festival related video footage on our social media page this summer. Follow us to see this footage!

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.