Information for Visitors
We've got some great activities and programs in the works for everyone to enjoy! Here is a sample of what is coming for this year and our 40th Anniversary:
Toast to the last weekend of summer at our Beer Garden, overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Classic Boat Festival. Better yet - grab a burger under our tent, as well! Times TBA.
Adventures with Captain Cook
Come meet Captain Cook and learn about life at sea during the age of sail and discovery! Interact with artifacts like those used by Captain Cook and try your hand at knot tying. Recommended for all ages.
Get all dolled up for Classic Boat Festival at our Face Painting station! Animals, flowers, stars – you name it, our artists paint it! This fun activity is recommended for ages 4 to 10.
Arrrr! Come and learn how to walk, talk and fight like a pirate! Decorate your own pirate hat and explore artifacts that pirates would have used. This activity is recommended for ages 4 to 10.
Wooden Boat Craft
Inspired by the boats at Classic Boat Festival? Build your own sail boat model from wood and cloth and add flags for a decorative touch. This hands-on activity is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Information for Vessels
Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 12pm
The official start of the festival with the arrival of Honorary Commodore and participating officials aboard the festival flagship vessel.
The Registration Tent will be located on the lower causeway docks in front of the Empress Hotel and opens at 12pm Friday.
Hours for The Registration Tent throughout the remainder of the Festival are 9am - 6pm
Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 6pm - 8pm
Join us at the Welcoming Reception and Silent Auction supporting the Maritime Museum of British Columbia where you'll find New Friends, Old Friends, Classic Boat Enthusiasts, Appetizers, Refreshments and Good Cheer.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Vessel owners will enjoy a day of relaxation and sharing their passion for Maritime life, work and play with the public offering tours of their vessels at their discretion.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Skippers Meeting @ Inner Harbour Causeway (in front of Milestones). Vessels participating in the Sailpast and Sail Races must attend
Castoff! Power boats first as soon as MV Coho has departed.
Sailpast and Salute (see details on Sailpast & Salute page – Festival Info)
Classic Sail Race
Sunday after the sailpast. View the sail race along the waterfront from Ogden point to Clover Point.
Awards Banquet - The Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street