Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Weekend Vancouver 2022

Fleet Weekend

SLt Wilson Ho 
MARPAC Public Affairs

As seven navy vessels passed under the Lions Gate Bridge in North Vancouver Friday April 29, curious onlookers lined the Stanley Park Seawall and the Burrard Dry Dock Pier, where the ships were berthing.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Vancouver, Calgary, Brandon, and Edmonton, and three Orca Class Patrol Training Vessels were in town the last weekend in April for an inaugural Fleet Weekend and Battle of the Atlantic Commemorative Ceremony.

Fleet Weekend 2022 was created to increase the navy’s presence in Vancouver, to foster awareness of Royal Canadian Navy capabilities and opportunities, and allow the general public the opportunity to see and experience what sailors do on a day-to-day basis.

On Saturday, the general public flocked to the pier for ship tours and to see displays from HMCS Discovery, Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific), and Naval Tactical Operations Group. Although the weather was overcast and rainy, it did not dampen visitor spirits – long lines formed as curious visitors queued to get aboard.

The weekend cumulated with a parade and a commemorative ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, which was held at the Sailor’s Point Memorial in Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. 

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