Tall Ships Sailing to Toronto for Canada Day!

June 30, 2016

One of the Redpath Waterfront Festival's star ships, El Galeón, is a reconstruction of a 16th century Spanish galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.

Escape to the waterfront this Canada Day weekend with the Redpath Waterfront Festival presented by PortsToronto, as the Tall Ships Challenge is launched with a fleet of ships on Toronto’s lakefront.

The highly anticipated tall ships from around the world will be docked along Toronto’s waterfront for public deck tours all weekend long. New to the fleet, the Royal Canadian Navy will be joining the festival with two 55-metre, coastal defence naval ships, an obstacle course, the Urban Fresh Navy Cook Off and a host of interactive on-land activities.

Back this year by popular demand, the Waterfront Artisan Market will feature locally crafted products and delicious food from 50 top artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers! The grand finale Parade of Sail on Sunday, July 3rd, will feature all festival ships and unique local vessels as they sail through the Toronto harbour to bid farewell. 

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