Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival - Boats on Display


By Andy Adams

More than just a show, the 2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island, Vancouver will feature a floating exhibition of wooden boats, displays, hands-on boatbuilding and demonstrations, including knot tying and marlinspike seamanship.

Hear some sea shanties (and sing along) or join in the workshops, listen to First Nations maritime storytellers, explore a replica of an 18th century Spanish long boat and far more including on-site wooden boatbuilding. 

The festival runs from 1000 to 1700 hours each day, August 27-30, 2015 and admission is free. 


27th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver

August 27 to 30, 2015


Photos courtesy of Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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