Five majestic Tall Ships will be dropping anchor in the Old Port of Montréal, from September 13 to 16, for four days of festivities. There’s a great line-up of free daytime and evening activities for all ages: concerts, street performers, fun for budding mariners in the Young Sailors’ District, water games, face-painting for tots, the Pirate’s Cabaret and three evenings of fabulous fireworks.
The whole Jacques Cartier Quay will be given over to the Maritime Village, a festive space lined with shops and restaurants, featuring over 40 tents for visitors, sailors, exhibitors, artists, musicians and street performers.
The Tall Ships will be moored at the Jacques Cartier Quay in the Old Port for the entire event. Sailing and history buffs who would like to tour them and meet their enthusiastic crews can pick up a passport allowing them aboard. One of the highlights of the event is the arrival of these majestic vessels, welcomed by a cannon salute. The spectacular sail-past will take place at noon on September 13.