Displays & Activities

Visit our Festival of Sail displays located both in the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal and on the Festival Grounds of the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal parking lot.

Display Hours

Saturday, August 19                10:00am – 5:00am

Sunday, August 20                   10:00am – 4:00pm



Quaco Museum

Learn more about traditional shipbuilding methods, try your hand at knot tying, and study sail configurations for each style of tall Ship.

Also, find out about the role of women at sea in the Golden age of Sail. Get hands on and up close with our shipbuilding past.


Parks Canada

Visit the Franklin Expedition Interactive exhibit and get to touch real artifacts.  Learn more about our Home Port Heroes: a display honouring the Merchant Marines in World War II


Royal Canadian Naval Reserves and Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

Drop by to find out more about these programs.


Atlantic District and Kennebecasis Squadron of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

It’s all about boating safety.  Stop by to find out about boating safety and marine navigation courses available to recreational boaters.


Local Learn to Sail Programs

Get ship-shape matey and learn hands on in a small sailboat while discovering local learn to sail opportunities.


Sail Training International

At Sail Training International the goal is to help more people have an adventure at sea, and tell the world about sail training and its benefits.  Waiting for your next adventure, visit the STI booth to find out more.


GE Barbours

Sample one of GE Barbour’s best known products and learn more about the Barbour’s story of importing through the Port of Saint John


Port Saint John

Port City Champ, an adventurous harbour seal and Port Saint John’s official mascot, will be visiting the Festival of Sail. Come out and meet Champ and get a Champ tattoo!