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MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival 2010

One of the advantages of Vancouver's oceanside locale are the thousands of boats which come into the harbour to visit for a few days, or those which are moored year round. Its maritime history is very important to this major port city and is celebrated through many events annually. Once such maritime event is the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival which takes place on and around Granville Island from August 26th to 29th, 2010. Come on down to see spectacular wooden boats (and help build one!), see exhibits and celebrate Vancouver's rich maritime history!

The Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is on August 26 - 29, 2010 on and in the water of Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia.Experience the Vancouver Wooden Boat Show with exhibition of wooden boats afloat around Granville Island in Vancouver and onshore as well as displays, hands-on boat building and demonstrations, including knot tying and marlinspike seamanship. Hear some sea shanties (and sing along), listen to maritime storytellers, explore our replica of an 18th century Spanish long boat as well as the replica Viking Longship, the Munin. Come down to Granville Island to see the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival:

  • DATE: August 26 - 29, 2010
  • TIMES: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • LOCATION: Various locations around Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia - look for the large wooden boats and exhibits (map)
  • COST: Free Community Event
  • DON'T MISS: Family Boat building (the 12-foot boats will be launched on August 29th at 2:30pm); Kayak races (28th-29th) and of course, the boats!
  • WEBSITE: Vancouver Wooden Boat Society





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