You’ll want to set sail after visiting this massive ship that’s docking in North Vancouver for the weekend.
Best part, you can tour it for FREE!
The tall ship, BAP UNIÓN, is a training ship for the Peruvian Navy and is on its fourth training voyage. Not only is the ship an integral part of training young cadets from Peru’s Naval Academy, but it is also an ambassador of goodwill in every country that it visits.
The ships’ visit marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Peru and Canada.
BAP UNIÓN is a four-mastered, steel-hulled Class “A” barque (ship) and was built between 2012 and 2015.
The name, BAP UNIÓN, is in honour of a Peruvian corvette that took part in the 1879 – 1883 War of the Pacific. It was part of a Naval squadron under the command of Admiral Miguel Grau, who’s known as a hero of the Peruvian Navy.
BAP UNIÓN Facts
- Displacement – 3,200 metric tons
- Length – 115.5 metres
- Beam – 13.5 metres
- Draught – 6.5 metres
- Mast height – 53 metres
- Crew – 250 officers and trainees
When: May 10 to 11
Where: Burrard Dry Dock Pier – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Time: 11 am to 6 pm