Bytown Brigantine offers the opportunity for youth, teens and adults to have fun, learn new skills, gain confidence, face challenges and accept responsibility through our unique Tall Ship sailing adventures. Our programs range from weekend Black Jack camps on the Ottawa River to 21-day voyages of discovery aboard Fair Jeanne, sailing through the Thousand Islands and Great Lakes. Our programs are made possible by the many volunteers whose passion, experience, commitment and time make the Bytown Brigantine experience safe and memorable.

Summer Activities 2015

Are you ready to do something different next summer? The dates for the Black Jack and Island Adventure camps for youths 12-14 are already being planned for 2015. Our camps offer summer adventure like no other! 

The dates and ports of call for the Fair Jeanne Voyages are also in the planning stages.

As a side note, you can also expect to see details on the Winter Program posted to the site soon. We're not sure of the details on what adventures we will get into, but we will be doing some training sessions as well as working on completing levels so that participants can take on new challenges next time the ships are in the water.

News on this Website
Come One, Come All to the Annual Pancake Breakfast! Come One, Come All to the Annual Pancake Breakfast!
On Saturday, December 13, 2014, we will be hosting our Annual Pancake Breakfast. This is a time to bring everyone who likes pancakes - your family, friends, neighbours or even Santa if you know him. We'll begin flipping hot cakes at 9:30 a.m. ...
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20th Annual Awards and Reunion Banquet 20th Annual Awards and Reunion Banquet
Thank you to all who attended the The 20th Annual Awards and Reunion Banquet . Congratulations to those who completed their levels and to the following special award recipients. Outstanding Trainee Award (Porthole Award) Curtis Gol...
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The Fair Jeanne Visits Brockville, Toronto & Hamilton! The Fair Jeanne Visits Brockville, Toronto & Hamilton!
The Fair Jeanne had the pleasure of taking part in three tall ships events in June 2013. Starting in Brockville and then traveling on to Toronto and Hamilton. All were busy weekends which gave several thousand people the chance to tour Fair Jeanne...
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Black Jack at Britannia Yacht Club 125th Anniversary Celebration.
On Sunday, June 10th, 2012 Britannia Yacht Club, located on the Ottawa River, celebrated its 125-year anniversary. "Black Jack" was invited to join the festivities as a yacht.  "Black Jack"'s home port is located at the C...
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Black Jack was launched successfully!
Black Jack was launched at the Britannia Yacht Club on Saturday May 5, 2012. The Ottawa Citizen was there and took some pictures and video. Check out the story
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1000 Islands River Quest Official Partner - Partner Officiel   1000 Islands River Quest Official Partner - Partner Officiel    
The Aquatarium is a 2500 m2, interactive, learning and discovery center. Located at Tall Ships Landing on the waterfront in downtown Brockville, Ontario, its mission is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences in the 1000 Island's Region of the St. Lawrence River.   RiverQuest is an initiative created and launched by the Aquatarium. Its partners represent the best visitor experiences from Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, in the east, to Sackets Harbor, New York, and Kingston, Ontario, in the west. Plan your visit to the 1000 Islands Region by taking a Quest with us!  



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From the photo gallery:
The ships are run by Transport Canada certified crew
Relaxing in the bowsprit after a great day of sailing
Go aloft and soar to new heights
What a view!
Take a break on the yards
What a great day