Special Events

Ships to Shore King of the Sea 2017

Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2017Kaiwo Maru
History, adventure and fun will sail back into Richmond for Ships to Shore King of the Sea 2017.

One of the world’s largest tall ships, the Kaiwo Maru, is coming May 3 to 8 to Garry Point Park. Built in 1989, this majestic tall ship sailing from Japan is 361 feet in length and  has over 29,000 square feet in sails.

Join us for a multi-day festival May 5 to 7 to view the King of the Sea, watch live entertainment on the main stage, interact with roving entertainers, visit the Kids Cove, eat at a variety of food carts and much more! Tickets will be available for onboard ship tours.

You can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing and working ships from around the world.  

Kaiwo Maru Visits Richmond in 2017
Visit www.shipstoshore.ca for all the information you need.
Japan's Kaiwo Maru, translated as the King of the Ocean, is returning to Richmond  May 3 to 8, 2017 as part of the City of Richmond's Canada 150 festivities.

At a length of 110.9 metres (361-feet) and 43.5 metres (143-feet) tall, the Kaiwo Maru is one of the world's largest tall ships.