Feb 8, 2018

Ottawa DisplaysThe largest boat show in the Ottawa region, the Ottawa Boat Show, is sailing into the EY Centre February 22-25 with hundreds of exhibitors and a jam-packed schedule of features in tow. 

The annual event showcases a massive selection of watercraft including cruisers, roundabouts, fishing boats, inflatables, personal watercrafts and much more, from over 20 leading dealers and manufacturers.

Ottawa Boat ShowTickets are now available for the show: Adult passes are $15 a day or $25for the weekend, with special pricing for families, juniors and seniors. Click to purchase tickets conveniently online.

Some of the many exciting features new and returning this year:

• LIVE Megatank and Fishing Stage – highlighting exhibitors with products and services for the recreational fishing enthusiast, along with educational seminars, appearances by industry celebrities, and interactive activities. An all-star lineup has been confirmed for live demonstrations all weekend including: Big Jim McLaughlin, JP DeRose, David Chong, Charles Sim, Lawrence Gunther and more. Bios available here.

• Tall Ship Olympics – Hosted by Tallships Adventures, attendees can try their hand at a knot tying challenge, heaving line toss, a buoyage game and other nautical challenges.

• New to Boating? Be sure to check out the Discover Boating and Boating Ontario booth.

Family Day presented by Pirate Cove Marina and Water Safety Day presented by Ontario Power Generation.

Ottawa boatsFeaturing the top brands in the business, the Ottawa Boat Show brings together the best selection of boats, docks, marine accessories, insurance, water toys, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more with the convenience of finding everything under one roof at the EY Centre. The show is newly produced by Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest trade show and consumer event management company.

For complete details, visit the show’s website at www.OttawaBoatShow.ca and connect with the show on Facebook andTwitter.

 

 

 

 

SHOW INFORMATION

HOURS:
Thursday, February 22 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, February 23 from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, February 24 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, February 25 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

LOCATION:
EY Centre
4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON

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It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

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Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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