Mme Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

M. Sam Hamad, Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

From September 5 to 7, Québec City will move to the ebb and flow of the flagship event, Tall Ships 1864-2014, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Québec Conference.

In order to relive the historic crossing between Charlottetown and Québec City, seven tall ships will sail upstream on the river, and will be moored at the Port of Québec. Tourists and the local population will be able to climb aboard. This is a great opportunity for those who love our country’s history and for sailboat enthusiasts to commemorate this historic moment, while appreciating the beauty of the St. Lawrence River!     

Our government is proud to be affiliated with Tall Ships 1864-2014, a summer event that highlights the important role that the St. Lawrence River has played in our history, and that enhances Québec’s tourism appeal.

I extend a welcome to all crew members and visitors. I am convinced that they will enjoy the many attractions the Capitale-Nationale region has to offer.

Sam Hamad
Minister of Labour
Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region

M. Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City

The event Tall Ships, 1864 – 2014 is a wonderful way to commemorate the historic crossing of the Canadian delegates between Charlottetown and Québec City, a prelude to the birth of our great country. I invite you to participate enthusiastically in the activities arranged by the organizers, to celebrate our rich history and to pay tribute to the navigators who preceded us on North American soil.

Régis Labeaume
Mayor of Québec


After the success of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec and the anniversary of the two World Wars in June, Tall Ships 1864-2014 is an opportunity to recall or to learn more about one of the turning points in Canada's history.

This week, come join the festivities commemorating the Québec and Charlottetown conferences of 1864, which laid the groundwork for the Canadian Confederation.

Seven tall ships from Bermuda, Ontario, Québec and Nova Scotia are yours to visit in the Port of Québec, in a festive atmosphere of music, dance and circus performances.

Come celebrate!

François Moreau
Chairman of the board, Rendez-vous Naval de Québec