VIBS SeminarsThe 54th Annual Vancouver International Boat Show Features Exciting Guest Appearances & Educational Seminars

This year’s Show will launch on Wednesday January 20, 2016 and runs through Sunday January 24.

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Stop by Space 174 to say hi to our Canadian Yachting staff all throughout the show!

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This year’s show highlights a vast array of products, educational speakers and guests. Featuring
informative seminars from Eric Holden, BC-Born Mike McLellan, and introducing the 1970’s hit TV
show Love Boat’s Ted Lange, best known for his role as Isaac Washington. BC Place will host
engaging discussions about deep-sea fishing, freshwater fishing, how to buy a boat on a budget and perhaps most importantly, how to keep your family safe out on the open waters.

With over 140 seminars taking place this year, your weekend at the Boat Show will be jam-packed
with educational and inspiring sessions from some of the most note-worthy leaders in the international
boating industry. Be inspired by the sailing adventures of ‘Clipper Around the World Race’ winner, Eric Holden, and learn the ins and outs of boat buying from speakers such as Colin Jackson and Wilson
Kao. For all the sport fishing fans out there, the Vancouver International Boat Show will offer a variety
of appealing and relevant seminars, ranging from topics like deep-sea fishing off the coast of
Vancouver and Vancouver Island, freshwater lake fishing, fishing the rivers of BC, and the opportunity
to meet Sport Fishing TVs host, Mike Mitchell.

Beginners and veterans alike will have plenty to learn at the Discover Boating Centre, where experts
will answer all of your boating, maintenance, accessory, safety, docking, and shopping questions.
These un-biased boating pros will provide inquiring minds with all the resources they could imagine,
including magazines, DVDs, boat shopping guides, and Hands On Skills Training (HOST) clinics.
These free, first-come, first-served workshops will take place at the Granville Island Floating Show,
where professional trainers will guide eager boaters through basic techniques and more advanced
skills. Reserve your spot by visiting the Vancouver International Boat Show website.

The Floating Show will also play host to some of the newest and hottest boats around featuring top
brands like Marquis, Prestige, Tiarra, Benetteau, Hanse, Hunter, Catalina, Dufour and many more.
Show-goers are invited on board these beautiful vessels to check out the masterful designs, top-notch
amenities, and state-of-the-art components.

Sailfest will also be returning in 2016 – a masterful display of modern and classic boat models,
innovative nautical products, sailing services and some of the West Coast’s best sailing destination
suggestions.

The Vancouver International Boat Show invites boat-lovers, families, tourists and locals to join in on
the best boat show experience of the year!

The Vancouver International Boat Show will run from January 20 to 24, 2016. With two beautiful
locations, free shuttle buses and water ferries will operate continuously between BC Place and
Granville Island. Pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca and download your free digital show guide with one of the links below.

Dates: January 20-24, 2016

Show Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Granville Island Floating Show closes at 5 pm daily

Admission: Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
2-day Adult Passes: $20
2-day Senior Passes: $17
5-day All Access Passes: $25
Kids (16 and under): FREE

Locations: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina – 1676 Duranleau Street,
Vancouver

Free shuttle buses and water ferries run continuously between BC Place and Granville Island

Features: FREE Discover Boating boat rides and Hands On Skills Training at Granville Island; Kids’ Zone; Sport Fishing in BC; The Lower Deck, The DIY Garage, The Dockside Grill; SailFest, offering the latest sailboats, gear, and destinations; and, Discover Boating Centre, an educational one-stop-shop where attendees can find unbiased answers on how to get started in boating.

The Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by the Boating BC Association, produced by Canadian Boat Shows and is Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event.

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