The majestic Tall Ships are returning to Pier 8 - following their hugely successful visit back in the summer of 2013. The Tall Ships Parade of Sail is a must-see spectacle as the 11 vessels navigate around the Harbour in single file formation before docking at Pier 8.
Prominent vantage points to watch the parade include Pier 8, Pier 4 Park, York Boulevard Bridge, Burlington Canal and Fisherman’s Pier, Eastport Drive, and LaSalle and Bayshore Parks in Burlington. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to witness the spectacle of 11 Tall Ships gracing Hamilton’s beautiful Waterfront. Learn more about the visiting Tall Ships.
In addition to deck tours and harbour cruises, visitors will enjoy family-friendly and nautical-themed activities, music on the Waterfront Stage featuring great musicians from Hamilton’s thriving music scene, and a plethora of food vendors. For detailed information about this event, visit Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.
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Schedule of events
June 30, 2 to 4 pm: Parade of Sail
July 1, 11 am to 2:30 pm: The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Avro Lancaster will conduct multiple fly-overs of the Waterfront intermittently throughout each day.
July 1, 11 am to 5 pm: Free deck tours
July 1: Ticketed Harbour Cruises - Tickets are SOLD OUT!
RDV 2017 offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a crew member on one of the Tall Ships. View information about sail training