From Miramichi we will set sail towards Quebec City in the company of many other magnificent tall ships. This time we dont have to race, so it is time to enjoy not only the sailing and all activities involved, but also the amazing nature of Canada! On the way to Quebec, we will also stop to explore the city of Saguenay.
Situated along the world-famous salmon fishing river, the city of Miramichi offers cultural experiences that allow you to discover the heritage of the region and its people. If you’ve ever tangled with the mighty Atlantic salmon, you know the fish tales are true. Maybe you will catch your own salmon on board!
French settlers explored the fertile lands in the early 1600s, led by Samuel de Champlain and other explorers. Their descendants – the Acadians – still call this area home today and their vibrant culture can be experienced up and down the Acadian coast and throughout the province. Miramichi is proud of its First Nations heritage and the ongoing cultural enrichment provided by the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet people; the indigenous people in New Brunswick.
After we leave Miramichi, you will get a chance to experience the Saguenay Fjord, a must-see natural attraction. In addition to being one of the longest fjords in the world, it is navigable and is the only one in North America with people living on its shores. The fjord has striking landscapes interspersed with capes and steep cliffs. The coastline is dotted with magnificent villages. Imagine yourself sailing these waters on a fully rigged threemaster to discover all the beauty of the fjord. Where the relatively warm water from the Saguenay river meets the cold waters of the St Lawrence there are huge amounts of krill. This makes Saguenay fjord one of the world’s best sites to watch whales.
The jewel in the crown of the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is the arrival of the international fleet into Quebec up the St Lawrence River. As one of the oldest European settlements in North America, Quebec City is the perfect location for a celebration that will be remembered for a long, long time. As well as the tremendous Tall Ships thousands of visitors from across Canada and internationally will enjoy free land activities, colourful crew parades and street artist performances. Don’t miss this chance to experience the undeniable charm, unique culture and urban savoir-faire that can only come from this French capital recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.Optional reservation Booking form