Halifax welcomed the international Tall Ships fleet as the penultimate port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.
Halifax is the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and its marriage of rich maritime history with a modern energy made the perfect welcome for the Tall Ships fleet. Against the backdrop of a bustling commercial harbour, Halifax proved to be a fantastic host to the the grand Tall Ships again.
The city’s historic waterfront is anchored by one of the world’s longest urban boardwalks – home to small local businesses, farmers’ markets, adventures by land and sea, and North America’s oldest saltwater ferry system. At the edge of the bustling downtown core, it’s one of the most visited destinations in Nova Scotia.
Throughout its time in Canadian waters, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta showcased the best of Nova Scotia through music, culinary, historical and family friendly experiences on both sides of the harbour and in outport communities around the province. Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador Bluenose II was front and centre during the event, showcasing our seafaring history and sail training passion.
The progress, growth, and prosperity of Lunenburg is fuelled by people. A passionate bunch of community members and organizations work together to ensure the development of Lunenburg’s waterfront preserves tradition while creating new opportunities and infrastructure for business and community growth.
Get up to speed on the past year and what’s in store on Lunenburg’s working waterfront.
Our work with the community of Lunenburg to implement the Lunenburg Waterfront Master Plan has continued through 2020. We’ve seen significant progress on ongoing projects and a number of strategic initiatives are coming online in 2020-2021.
This video was produced and screened at the annual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium on September 17, 2020.