Classic Boat Festival:

Schedule of Events

Ready or knot – join us on the dock!

Join us on the docks to view classic wooden boats from all across the Pacific Northwest, visit our floating exhibit on BC’s Merchant Marine history, or take in one of our many workshops!

Friday, August 31, 2018

9:00 AM – DOCKS OPEN!

12:00 PM – FESTIVAL KICKS OFF

The Festival officially starts with a bang of the cannon and the arrival of Honorary Commodore and participating officials aboard the festival flagship vessel.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: S.A.L.T.S SHIPS TOURS

Location: Dock 1, Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Come aboard Pacific Swift and Pacific Grace!

 

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM: HOME PORT HEROES (FLOATING EXHIBIT) OPEN

Location: Floating docks in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Parks Canada’s Home Port Heroes honours Canada’s Second World War Merchant Navy, unsung heroes who contributed to victory in 1945. Share in the amazing stories of the men and women from every province who built the ships of the Allied Merchant Navy, and of those who sailed them across perilous seas and through war zones. Test your nautical skills with hand-on activities for all ages, learn about the Canadian built Fort and Park cargo ships (including those built here in B.C.), and see historic objects and images from this significant event in our country’s history.

9:00 PM – DOCKS CLOSE

*****MORE EVENT, ACTIVITY, AND WORKSHOP START TIMES COMING SOON*****

Saturday, September 1, 2018

9:00 AM – DOCKS OPEN!

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: HOME PORT HEROES (FLOATING EXHIBIT) OPEN

Location: Floating docks in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Parks Canada’s Home Port Heroes honours Canada’s Second World War Merchant Navy, unsung heroes who contributed to victory in 1945. Share in the amazing stories of the men and women from every province who built the ships of the Allied Merchant Navy, and of those who sailed them across perilous seas and through war zones. Test your nautical skills with hand-on activities for all ages, learn about the Canadian built Fort and Park cargo ships (including those built here in B.C.), and see historic objects and images from this significant event in our country’s history.

9:00 PM – DOCKS CLOSE

*****MORE EVENT, ACTIVITY, AND WORKSHOP START TIMES COMING SOON*****

Sunday, September 2, 2018

9:00 AM – DOCKS OPEN!

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: HOME PORT HEROES (FLOATING EXHIBIT) OPEN

Location: Floating docks in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Parks Canada’s Home Port Heroes honours Canada’s Second World War Merchant Navy, unsung heroes who contributed to victory in 1945. Share in the amazing stories of the men and women from every province who built the ships of the Allied Merchant Navy, and of those who sailed them across perilous seas and through war zones. Test your nautical skills with hand-on activities for all ages, learn about the Canadian built Fort and Park cargo ships (including those built here in B.C.), and see historic objects and images from this significant event in our country’s history.

TBA – SAILPAST

6:00 PM – FESTIVAL ENDS AND DOCKS CLOSE

*****MORE EVENT, ACTIVITY, AND WORKSHOP START TIMES COMING SOON*****

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