Tuesday July 11 2017 – A true celebration village will come to life in the Trois-Rivières harbour park on July 14, 15 and 16 for the arrival of Tall Ships, marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Citizens and tourists are invited to take part in the celebrations! 

The organizing committee has been working hard in recent months to provide a complete experience for those who will be travelling to admire the six sailboats.

The sailboats will dock in Trois-Rivières at 4 p.m. on July 14. The festivities will then begin at 6 p.m. with entertainment on Des Forges Street and sea songs in the port park. 

The coureurs des bois parade, colonial militia demonstration, bagpipe numbers, historical animation and walking characters are some of the activities that will animate the port park throughout the weekend. Add to that the shows on the harbour park stage; sea songs, jazz area, legendary storyteller, national music of the Royal Canadian Navy, etc. 

Those who have come for this maritime celebration will be able to also admire the MS Europa cruise ship, which will be passing through Saturday from 2pm to 10pm. 

Get on board! Visitors will have the only chance to board the impressive sailing boats on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The frigate HMCS Toronto will also open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that a search of the bags will be carried out for the proper conduct of the visits. It is recommended to wear shoes with flat heels.

Invitation for both sides of the river The Bécancour-Trois-Rivières river shuttle will be in service from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, allowing curious people from the south shore to come and enjoy the festivities. The people of Trois-Rivières will also be able to enjoy a stroll on the St. Lawrence River with the Tall Ships. 

To know the complete program of the event: http://www.tourismetroisrivieres.com/fr/croisieres

About Rendez-vous 2017 40 tall ships will sail in Canadian waters to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017. 35 calls are planned in Canadian ports. All the sailboats will converge on Quebec City at the end of this river trip.

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