A unique location downtown historical Halifax
From June 22 to June 26, 2018, the Halifax Waterfront welcomes the 9th edition of ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre. Come and welcome the international racing crews and take in the sites of these competitive sailing boats.
The historic harbour of Halifax will host a celebration around the race and the numerous visitors will enjoy the fantastic settings of Halifax Waterfront in an unforgettable atmosphere.
The arrival of the sailing boats
From June 21, 2018, they will arrive from Canada, Québec, USA, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and Europe. Just imagine the splendid picture of dozens of competition sailing boats docked in front of the harbourwalk!
Together with the crews getting ready for the race, it is always a very exciting moment.
A great Festival upon departure
Do not miss the “Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Des îles d’Exception” Festival starting on June 22nd!
Local nearby vendors offering tasty fare and experiences come together with exceptional images of the neighbouring French Archipelago and unforgettable encounters with the people of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon who are coming to invite you to visit their islands.
As part of the event, two evenings of free, live, all ages, French music (June 23 and 24 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm), taking place at Foundation Place, 1549 Lower Water Street.
Save the dates!
An impressive show by the sea
Starting of the race on June 26th, 2018 at 12.00. Beginning of the show!
Skippers briefing in the morning followed by final preparation before heading for the start line in front of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Take your own boat, ask your friends, rent one or book a spot on the numerous ones that will follow the event, it is a must to see!
The fleet will follow the coastal waters of Nova Scotia before reaching the Ocean for a 350-mile sailing competition. Choose your favourite team and follow the race live with the tracking system on line. The quickest boats will race for about 48 hours, may be less may be more, winds will tell!
Be sure to come out for the race start!