Celebrate with Us
Pier 8, 57 Discovery Drive
June 30 & July 1, 2017
Get onboard for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation and welcome the tall ships to Hamilton!
Tourism and Culture Division
Parade of Sail
Friday, June 30 - The Parade of Sail is a must-see spectacle as 11 tall ships from Canada, the United States of America and the Netherlands enter the harbour at 2 pm and navigate in single file formation before docking at Pier 8 at approximately 4 pm.
Prominent vantage points to watch the parade include Pier 8, Bayfront & Pier 4 Parks, York Boulevard Bridge, Burlington Canal and Fisherman’s Pier, Eastport Drive, and LaSalle and Bayshore Parks in Burlington.
Music on the Waterfront
Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1 - Enjoy great music performances on the Waterfront Stage from 6 to 10 pm.
Free Deck Tours & Ticketed Harbour Cruises
Saturday, July 1 - Explore the tall ship decks or try your hand at the wheel. Tickets are not required as deck tours are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 am to 5 pm. Feel the breeze as you enjoy a harbour cruise aboard the Empire Sandy. Four ticketed cruises available throughout the day.
Activities & Attractions
Saturday, July 1 - In addition to free deck tours and ticketed harbour cruises on July 1st, visitors can enjoy free family-friendly, nautical-themed activities on land from 10 am to 5pm, including face painting, inflatables, and crafts. Food vendors, including the Waterfront Grill and William’s Café, will be open all day long.
Sail Training Opportunities
RDV 2017 offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a crew member on one of the tall ships. For information about sail training, visit www.rdv2017.com/en/trainee
Get involved! We are looking for volunteers to help with Hamilton’s biggest waterfront event of the year – the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.
Find more information about free shuttle buses, parking, cycling, and other ways to get to the Tall Ships at Pier 8.
Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta proudly presented by
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