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The Maritime Museum of BC’s 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival returns to the Inner Harbour

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

Mar 28, 2022

Photo Courtesy of James Holkko

The Maritime Museum of BC, and sponsor Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard, with support from the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the BC Fairs, Festivals, and Events Recovery Fund grant from the Province of British Columbia, will be hosting the 43rd Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival this Labour Day Weekend, from September 2nd – 4th.

Registration for boaters is now open on the MMBC’s website

 

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