Mar 8, 2016

Edmonton Show 16The Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show gets many to turn their thoughts to Spring and all the outdoor activities that will be enjoyed as the warmer weather nears.  This year’s Show takes place at the Expo Centre, Northlands March 10th – 13th, 2016.

“Western Canada’s Biggest Outdoor Show will feature gear, products, services and accessories no matter what outdoor activity you are into,” says Pamela Ziwani, Assistant Show Manager – Alberta, “consumers will find an excellent selection of tackle, rods, tents, hiking gear, ATV’s, water toys, life jackets, everything for the outdoor enthusiast.”

Be sure to stop by The Fishin’ Hole’s 35 Hour Savings Fishtacular.  There will be product demos and manufacturer’s representatives on site to help you choose the most appropriate gear for your specific needs. 

For the adventurous types the Travel and Tourism area focuses on destination travel locations, adventure tourism, houseboat vacations, hunting and fishing lodges, vacation rentals just to name a few.  Book your excursion right at the Show and take advantage of the “Show Specials.”

Despite the fact that as Albertan’s we are land locked, many of us have a love of the water. Whether we sail on a local reservoir, float down a river, kayak the mountain rapids, speed through a slalom course, cruise the waterways on a pleasure craft, or paddle across a lake to the best fishing spot, you will find the watercraft you are looking for at the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show.

Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) continues to be a big part of the Show.  As a leader in education, conservation and preservation as it relates to sportsman’s behaviour, AHEIA will have numerous displays dedicated to these efforts as well as interactive hunting and fishing simulators to test your skills.

Husqvarna is not only sponsoring chainsaw carver Kevin Lewis who resides in BC and who’s work focuses on wildlife, often incorporated into functional furniture, but they are bringing the West Coast Lumberjack Show to the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show.  These performances provide entertainment for every member of the family.  These talented loggers will put on an amazing demonstration of agility, skill and strength.  Audiences will be treated to events such as the hot saw race, tree climbing, axe throwing, standing block chop and the springboard shop.  This show showcases a number of the disciplines necessary to be an effective logger.  This Show is worth the price of admission.

The Alberta Birds of Prey presentation is extremely popular and a must see.  The presentations are informative, educational and entertaining.  Each session is followed by the opportunity to get up close to some of the most amazing birds of prey, many of which are endangered.  Be sure to bring a camera there are some great photo opportunities.

There is so much to see and do for kids.  Take the kids under the age of 12 to the Fishing Pond so they can try their hand at catch and release.  All donations are gratefully accepted and benefit the Edmonton Fish and Game Associations or participate in the Kids Scavenger Hunt.

Purchase your advance tickets at the Fishin’ Hole, Campers Village or Rocky Mountain Honda Powerhouse.  Present your WIN card at the door and receive $2.00 off the regular Senior or Adult admission price.

 

Destinations

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 Killarney

KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440By Zuzana Prochazka

There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

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Read more about the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440....

 

 

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