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Bluenose II Promoting Nova Scotia During Tall Ships Great Lakes Challenge

Friday, August 9, 2019

Bluenose II in Toronto for Tall Ships Challenge
People line up to board the Bluenose II in Toronto during the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes.


The Bluenose II is joining a fleet of tall ships in the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes race this summer.  Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador will visit 10 ports in Ontario and the United States, offering deck tours and leading in some parades of sail.

Bluenose II in Cleveland, Ohio

Knowing this iconic schooner will be a big attraction during the port festivals, Tourism Nova Scotia teamed up with the Bluenose II crew to take advantage of the opportunity to promote Nova Scotia as a vacation destination to festival goers.

At each port, a mobile exhibit is set up alongside the Bluenose II sharing history and facts about the vessel. As people join the queue to pass through the exhibit and board the ship, they are greeted with a sign showcasing other Nova Scotia icons like Peggy’s Cove and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and encouraged to visit to plan their trip. In addition, the mobile exhibit is being towed to each port by a Nova II co-branded truck.

Seeing the Bluenose II is an exciting way for people in some of our target markets to get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage. We hope this partnership will encourage them to come experience it for themselves.

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