July 19-29, 2012 – Ports across Nova ScotiaLook up. Way up! Tall Ships Nova Scotia is the one of the biggest, most exciting events to hit our waterfronts. The perfect family event, Tall Ships showcases the best of Nova Scotia through music, food, film and history. TALL SHIPS ATLANTIC CHALLENGE 2012 THE SHIPS THE PORTS MEDIA PARTNERS
Thank you for your interest in Tall Ships Nova Scotia. There are no scheduled festivals for 2013 as they are tied to race schedules and routes. We will post information when available. If you would like to be added to our Tall Ships Nova Scotia list for future updates, please email us.
Nova Scotia ports are gaining international attention for their success in hosting Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2012.
Halifax, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Pictou, Pugwash and Port Hawkesbury earned top honours for Tall Ships Nova Scotia – receiving the Port of the Year award from Tall Ships America.
Waterfront Development, host of Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2012, also won 3 of the other 4 Port awards for Ship and Crew, Operations Logistics and Marketing, and Sail Training and Education.
Nova Scotia marked the final leg of the Tall Ships Challenge Atlantic Coast race. Ships raced from Savannah, Ga., to Greenport, N.Y., and Newport, R.I., before coming to Nova Scotia.
Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2012
Ships Visit Outports July 25-29
The Festival kicked off with the Tall Ships gathering in Halifax for a weekend of activities highlighted by the spectacular Parade of Sail. After the Tall Ships® leave Halifax, they will visit ports around Nova Scotia. One group of ships will sail along the Eastern Shore to Port Hawkesbury and then to Pictou and Pugwash. Another group will sail the South Shore of the province to Lunenburg and Shelburne.
This festival is as big as Nova Scotia itself, and our rich culture is celebrated every step of the way. Expect the grand, historic vessels—which land at ports across the province—to transport you to the vibrant seafaring past of our forefathers. You can even board the ships and meet the crews. And when on land, indulge in the best of what Nova Scotia offers with displays, events, tents, and experiences that showcase:
- Nova Scotia cuisine, from seafood to local wine
- Nova Scotia music, from traditional to contemporary
- Nova Scotia art, from folk to fine
- Nova Scotia film, from documentaries to avant garde
- Nova Scotia history, from the War of 1812 to seafaring traditions
Please email us your questions and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.