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Halifax, Canada

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.

Visiting Vessels Available for Booking

Wylde Swan

Blue Clipper



Jolie Brise

El Galeon



Tree of Life

Gulden Leeuw

St Lawrence II


Katie Belle

Spirit of Bermuda



Spirit of South Carolina


Alexander von Humboldt II

Visiting Vessels Available for Booking


Mist of Avalon

Peter von Danzig

Regina Germania

Bluenose II

Rona II

HMCS Oriole

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