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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


Ladner Village was buzzing with activity over the weekend with the annual May Days celebration. Established in 1896, it is billed as one of B.C.'s oldest and largest free family events.  The Shady Isle Pirates, a local favourite were on hand for their third year with their mini-brig sailing ships (Adventure & Liberte), educational displays, several activity stations including cork clipper ship racing, button making, a photo booth, and a sword fighting ring for kids. The Shady Isle Pirates also won 1st Place for their themed float!


Shady Isle Pirates Ladner May Days Parade

2014 1st Place Ribbon  Shady Isle Pirates Themed Float
Shady Isle Pirates -1st Place Themed Float
118th Ladner Pioneer May Days Parade 2014 

2014 Ladner May Days Shady Isle Pirates
Shady Isle Pirates Activity Tent - 118th Ladner Pioneer May Days 2014
Sponsored by Industrial Steel Manufacturing Inc.

Shady Isle Pirates Blood Alley Ladner May Days 2014
"Blood Alley" - Shady Isle Pirates 2014 Ladner May Days

Cork Clipper Racing Shady Isle Pirates 2014 Ladner May Days
Cork Clipper Ship Races - Shady Isle Pirates 2014 Ladner May Days

2014 Shady Isle Pirates Rum Running Display
Telegraph and Rum Running Displays - 2014 Shady Isle Pirates

In honour of International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2013 ,the Gulf of Georgia Cannery invited young and old to participate in a weekend o’ fun activities this past Saturday and Sunday. The Shady Isle Pirates were on hand with the mini-brig Liberte and Adventure, giving cannon firing demonstrations, telling tall tales, playing a wee bit of shanty tunes, and providing a swashbuckling good time! — at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.


talk like a pirate weekend Shady Isle Pirates


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