Ahoy M'hearties Welcome Aboard Our Webship!

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers website. Our site is continuing to grow. Here you will find information on:  Pirate and Privateer History, Events, Naval Arts & Crafts, Seamanship, Mini-Brigantine Boat Building, Games, Forums and a whole lot more!



The Shady Isle Pirates are an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia.

Our mission is to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable and cultural organizations by experiencing maritime culture and arts from a hands-on re-enactment approach.

In addition, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, dance and traditional music. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies raised are donated to nautical heritage sites, charitable organizations and cultural projects in our community and abroad.



Join Us Today

We are always looking for nautically minded individuals who are interested in "messing-about" in boats, sharing nautical traditions such as music and shanty singing, costuming, learning the art of sword-fighting or participating in festivals and raising money or volunteering for local charity events and nautical heritage organizations.

Interested? http://join.shadyislepirates.com

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Ward's ship from Pepys Manuscript


Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest building of its kind and the leading producer of canned salmon in British Columbia. The Cannery hosted its annual Talk Like a Pirate Weekend with treasure hunts, kids crafts, pirate parlez and much more! The Shady Isle Pirates had both Liberte and Adventure on hand, as well as performing cannon firing demonstrations, shanty singing, and engaging kids in pirate sword play.


Shady Isle Pirates Talk Like A Pirate Day Gulf Of Georgia Cannery
Shady Isle Pirates and Gulf Of Georgia Cannery


Captain Conner Odae Shady Isle Pirate Gulf Of Georgia Cannery
Yarr! Here's How Ye Swordfight!

Shady Isle Pirates Talk Like A Pirate Day
Captain Conner is Mortall Wounded!


Shady Isle Pirates at the 2012 9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival

The Liberte and Adventure, and The Shady Isle Pirates were on hand at the 9th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival for two of days of mini-brig battles, shanty singing and pirate mayhem. Other vessels included the tall ship Kaisei, the SS Master, the Silver Ann, Juanita, Steveston Lifeboat, Iona, Pacific Yellowfin, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Unit #10, the Raincoast Spirit, Eva!


Yarr!! Its The Shady Isle Pirates On Deck!

The Liberte Sails Past the Kaisei With Shady Island In The Background

Mini-Brig Liberte and Adventure
Mini-Brigs Liberte and Adventure set off for battle in the Fraser


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