Halifax will welcome 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. It marries rich maritime history with a modern energy to welcome vessels and visitors with the best of old and new. Against the backdrop of a bustling commercial harbour, Halifax is proud to host the grand Tall Ships again. It has also received numerous awards, including Port of the Year.
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.
Known for its welcoming and friendly nature, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will showcase 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 will be front and centre during the event, showcasing our seafaring history and sail training passion.
As the start line for the final Transatlanic crossing to the final port of Le Havre, France, we are excited to welcome the world to Halifax and Nova Scotia in 2017.