A Message to Classic Boat Owners and Classic Boat Enthusiasts
Join us this year as we host a very special celebration of the Victoria Classic Boat Festival's 40th anniversary along with Canada's 150th Birthday. Planning is underway for this very special celebration of our marine heritage.
The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people, and admirers.
We are also fortunate to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.
Enjoy this year’s Victoria Classic Boat Festival from September 1st - 3rd, 2017 in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.
Whether you are a returning visitor or boat owner, or perhaps it's your first visit to Victoria during this event - we look forward to seeing you on the docks this year!