Mosquito Creek Boat ShowMosquito Creek Marina has a great deal to celebrate this year: it's the 50th Year Anniversary of Mosquito Creek Marina, owned and operated by the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumix (Squamish Nation), and last year they became Western Canada's largest floating boat show! The 2012 show had 165 boats displayed along 2,500 feet of dock space, 70 display booths, plus broker hospitality tents and demonstration slips for sea trials.

The Boat Show at the Creek is very much a buyer's show. Whether you are in the market for a new or previously owned power or sailing yacht, the latest in marine electronics or accessories, or need to update your insurance policy, there are experts on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance. The tent-covered outdoor venue is designed for the boating enthusiast who wants the opportunity to personally engage with the brokers, vendors, and suppliers who make up our show.

Boating is all about bringing friends and family together to have fun. In addition to the great buying opportunities this year’s brokers, vendors, and retailers will have for you, they also have some exciting events lined up: free boating seminars, sea trials and demonstrations, and the largest selection of sail and power boats on display at Vancouver's largest floating boat show at Mosquito Creek Marina. The 7th annual show offers more opportunities than ever for you, your family, and your friends to relax and get out on the water. Boarding Pass: $12/one-day or $25/four-days, kids 12 and under go free.

What’s New for 2013 at The Creek

    On-site Customer Parking with shuttle service to overflow parking areas during peak hours, plus Valet Parking is available.
    Educational and Informational Seminars will be held on Celebration on Water, a beautifully restored BC Ferry permanently moored at the marina.
    A PA System spanning the entire show area will provide regular updates on demonstrations and seminars so you won’t miss a favourite activity.
    The Beer Garden and Food Court will be open daily.
    There will be a daily Open House for the Spirit Trail Ocean Homes, our new floating home community.
    The Boat Show at the Creek is a family-friendly event with a Bouncy Castle for the kids, and the annual 'Duck-Off Competition' for the big kids with the golf club membership.
    Quiet Rooms onboard Celebration will be available to facilitate private discussions between brokers and clients.
    Slips on the north (open water) side of the Ferry have been set aside for sea trials and demonstrations.
    Moorage is available for people who come to the show by boat: $25 per 'boat load' per day, reservations required.

www.boatshowatthecreek.ca

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