The Tall Ships will be visiting two ports in Northeastern Nova Scotia this weekend. Three vessels are scheduled to tie up in Port Hawkesbury; the top sail schooner
A Replica of a Spanish Galeon ship will be one of five Tall Ships in Pictou this weekend
“Spirit of South Carolina”, the Schooner “Tree of Life” and the Barque “When and If”. You can visit the ships from 12 to 4 today, 11 to 4 tomorrow and 10 to 5 Sunday.
Five Tall Ships are in Pictou this weekend, Nova Scotia’s Sailing Ambassador “Bluenose 2”; the “El Galeon”, a replica of a Spanish Galeon, the Ecudorian Barque “Guayas”, the Dutch Gaff Schooner “Gulden Leeuw” and the Sloop “Spaniel” from Latvia. Visitors can tour the ships in Pictou from 10 to 4 today, 10 until 5 tomorrow and 10 until 4 Sunday.
More information on the Tall Ships and local festivals can be found by following this link: http://rdv2017ns.com
The province has announced local music, culture and food will be part of the celebrations this summer to mark the return of the tall ships to Nova Scotia. The tall ships will visit eleven ports in the province, including three locally, Port Hawkesbury and Pictou from June 30th to July 2nd, and St. Peter’s from August 4th to 6th.
In Port Hawkesbury, there will be concerts by Port Cities, Matt Minglewood and the Barra MacNeils when the tall ships are in town. In Pictou, there will be a Canada Day wake-up call with fireworks, followed by breakfast and day-long celebrations.
In St. Peter’s there will be a Mi’kmaq themed evening, a traditional Acadian dinner and a costume ball on the banks of the canal.