Peruvian tall ship sets sail after eventful weekend in North Van

The breathtaking vessel welcomed guests May 10 & 11

The BAP Unión certainly left a lasting impression during its time in North Vancouver.

This past weekend, the Peruvian tall ship welcomed throngs of visitors aboard for free tours of the impressive vessel, in honour of the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Peru and Canada.

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The beautiful weather made the ship a popular attraction for guests eager for a taste of the nautical life. Guests able to brave the heat and long lines were provided with plenty of photo opportunities.

Those who missed the tours during the day could still catch a glimpse of the ship at night.

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Another view of the tall ship as it departed from Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver shows the crew standing on the ship's masts. photo supplied Jon Lavoie

After being open for tours on Friday and Saturday, the ship departed in style. Those lucky enough to catch a glimpse were treated to a spectacular sight as the vessel left for Hawaii.

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The Unión's crew perch in the rigging of the tall ship as the vessel passes through the first narrows of Burrard Inlet, destined for Hawaii. photo supplied Bob Muir

The Unión will head from Honolulu to Los Angeles, and will make additional stops in Mexico and Panama before returning home to Peru.

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This map details the BAP Unión’s trip thus far, as well as the additional ports it will visit as it makes the trip home to Peru. photo supplied BAP Unión/Facebook

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