Our Events:

Our major event is the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival at Granville Island August each year.

Our other event is "Wooden Boat Alley" at the Vancouver International Boat Show, held every year in January.

The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society is involved in a number of events throughout the year which have included formal and informal cruises during the summer, educational trips, meetings and shows. Keep an eye on this page for notices and dates.

 

We are planing for the 28th year of hosting of the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island that is being held on August 27th-30th, 2015. We are accepting reservations from wood boat owners who wish to participate by bringing their vessels to exhibit as well as exhibitors who wish to set up booths at the site. We also are always interested in people who wish to get involved by volunteering to help run the show. This year we are again sponsoring the Family Boatbuilding area which works with groups who wish to build their own Bevin’s Skiff on the site during the show.

Besides the display of beautiful wooden boats, there is entertainment, races and a number of activities for Adults and Children alike. Watch the launching of the Bevan's Skiffs built during the show. Build and launch a model boat with your child at the "Kids Boatbuilding". Sing with or listen to the Sea Shanty Singers.

If you would like to volunteer, participate in or exibit at the 2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, please contact Jan Bellamy at 604-688-9622 or email us at: Info at Vancouver Wooden Boat Society


Past Events:

 

2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Alley, Vancouver International Boat Show 2015. Click on: 2015 Wooden Boat Alley

2014 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Alley, Vancouver International Boat Show 2014. Click on: 2014 Wooden Boat Alley

Wooden Boat Alley was the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society Booth at the Vancouver International Boat Show, January 22nd to 26th, 2014.

 

Photos from past Vancouver Wooden Boat Festivals at Granville Island:

2015 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2014 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2013 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2012 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2011 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2010 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2009 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2008 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2007 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2006 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2005 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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2003 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2002 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

2000 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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1998 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

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1994 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

1993 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

1992 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

1991 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

 

 

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The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society recently held their Wood Boat Rendezvous in Snug Cove on Bowen Island.
There was a good turn out of wooden boats from around the lower mainland. Some member boats and some guest boats.
The attendees had a great time competing for prizes in a nautical knot tying contest as well as some other nautical games followed by a very informative seminar on painting and varnishing conducted by expert Sarah White.
On Saturday evening everyone enjoyed a wonderful pot-luck dinner on the dock.
All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend and all those who participated had a great time and are looking forward to more events this year.