Tall ships from around the world arrived for the annual Saint John Festival of Sail in the Port City on Friday.

Ten of the ships are part of Rendez-vouz 2017, which has brought more than 40 tall ships to Canadian waters in celebration of Canada 150. 

The eleventh ship is the HMCS Oriole, the sail training vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy, based in Esquimalt, B.C.

Here's a look at what the public got to see on Friday. 


A view of Pugsley Terminal in Saint John as the Festival of Sail kicks off. The hand mural is the recent work of street artist Sean Yoro. 


A tall ship arrives in Saint John, flanked by Partridge Island.


A view from Port Saint John of the tall ships.


Sailors climb among the masts and ropes of the tall ships in Saint John.


A crowd gathers at Port Saint John as the tall ships cruise into town. 


Kevin Facey sings folk songs and sea shanties as tall ships arrive in Saint John on Friday.


Nine of the ships offer onboard tours throughout the weekend. 

Over the weekend, six of the tall ships will be in front of the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal and the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal. To find out more about the event, visitors can visit the festival's website for more information.

With files from Julia Wright, Elizabeth Fraser