Mosquito Creek Boat ShowMosquito Creek Marina presents the 8th Annual Boat Show at The Creek. The Creek is owned and operated by the Squamish Nation Marine Group and the Boat Show runs from September 18-24, 2014. With over 160 boats displayed along 2,500 feet of dock space, 70 display booths and broker hospitality tents and demonstration slips for sea trials, there is plenty to see and do at The Creek!

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. Our 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, we 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.

Our 8th 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, kids 12 and under go free.

Highlights of the 2014 Boat Show 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.
•             Boat Show at The Creek is a family-friendly event and features our annual 'Duck-Off Competition'.
•             Quiet Rooms onboard Celebration on Water 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.
•             Arrangements have been made with the North Shore Barking Lot so your canine family members can have as much fun as the two-legged ones.

Mosquito Creek Marina and the Squamish Nation
Boat Show at The Creek is hosted by Mosquito Creek Marina, located on Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumix (Squamish Nation) territory. The Squamish Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal peoples who lived in the present day Greater Vancouver District, Gibson’s Landing, and the Squamish River watershed. The Skwxwú7mesh people have occupied and governed their territory since beyond recorded history and believe that harvesting nature’s gifts and using them for shelter, warmth, sustenance, and beauty requires specialized skills bestowed by the creator. First Nation cultural events at the show will showcase some of our local artists and artisans. There will be singers, drummers, and dancers performing opening ceremonies as well as hand-carved canoes on display.

Chatwilh (canoe builders) carved a range of canoes, some of them big enough (up to 45 feet in length) and sturdy enough to withstand the rough ocean waters of the Howe Sound and Georgia Strait. The canoes were expected to last 200 years or more with regular painting; the bigger vessels were very valuable and often given as gifts.

www.boatshowatthecreek.ca

The 2014 NP Yacht Owners Rendezvous at Telegraph Harbour Marina last week was a huge success, attended by 24 boats and 55 people.  Everyone enjoyed the great food, music and Mexican theme.  A good time was had by all and the weather cooperated despite a few downpours on the last day.  Educational and round-table sessions for both women and men were well attended.  Many thanks to Malcolm Ellison of Lightship Mobile Marine for his entertaining and informative sessions, stories and laughs.  
Taylor Made Systems is introducing a new range of ...
Clean BoatApply for a BoatUS Foundation ...
A trio of key speakers will address a global ...
What makes this year's event so exciting is that ...

Destinations

  • Prev
Some may say that the sailing experience of monohulls versus catamarans is as different as chalk ...
The Presque Isle peninsula is a 3,200-acre – 7-mile long arm that extends northeast into Lake Erie ...
I know of no other boating location quite like the town of Gananoque in the Thousand Islands.The ...
Having cruised the BC coast for several decades, we enjoy sharing information about the remote ...
Glendale Cove, on BC’s Knight Inlet, is protected habitat for grizzly bears – and the ideal spot to ...
Years before realizing my family and I would find happiness in boating, Bronte Village had been a ...
The family of the Great Lakes, like our own, has members who each enthusiastically demonstrate ...
Clayoquot SoundClayoquot is one of the major sounds on Vancouver Island’s wild West Coast, and a ...
The Rideau WaltzI have lived in Ontario my entire life but have likely explored more acres outside ...
It was still dark when we departed our home slips in Chrystal Harbour, LaSalle, Ontario, and ...

Boat Reviews

  • Prev
Bernie Luttmer of Swan’s Yacht Sales, has finally had his brainchild come to life, and he tells me ...
The BC builder takes a big step forward with its largest yacht to date: stylish, fast and ...
Modern graceful elegance is what Dufour’s Umberto Felci was trying to achieve when he designed the ...
The very first Sabre yacht, was a Sabre 28 sailboat appropriately named Patience. Sabre repurchased ...
When the time finally comes to do the dream destination cruising you've always talked about, you ...
The Offshore series from Canada’s largest aluminum pleasure boat builder offers practicality, range ...
Embodying the Cruising Sailor’s Wish List.The Bavaria Vision 42 is the product of collaboration ...
The Beneteau Oceanis 38 claims more flexibility than seen before on this size of boat and a new way ...
From the first glance the wide open decks large cockpit and overall look and feel of this boat are ...
The brand new Cruisers Yachts 328 Bow Rider is one of a new breed of boats that is redefining our ...

DIY & How to

  • Prev
Boaters who prefer to be on the hook, such as ourselves in our Islander 36 sailboat Holole’a, ...
Will traditional paper charts soon be a thing of the past? And what will that mean for recreational ...
With built in functions for radar, weather, chart plotters, engine data, and radio controls, boat ...
Understanding how systems really work – and degrade over the winter – can help you prepare your ...
The Interlux® Boat Paint Guide has gone digital with the launch of a free app for Apple® IOS and ...
Convenient, Cool and Low-cost!From simple organizational Apps for your smart phone to complete ...
Navigation light repairs and replacements you can do yourself.In researching this article, we spoke ...
If you are new to boating, how do you start searching for the right boat at boat shows? We put the ...
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done while boating?That’s the question I asked fellow-boaters ...

Environment

  • Prev
Boating and astronomy can be a match made in the heavens. The inky black canvas above the boat is ...
The 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay is a boater’s dream destination with crystal clear waters, ...
New rules severely restrict where and how salt-water boaters can discharge sewage. Is your boat ...
Many Canadian Yachting readers have likely experienced the beauty of British Columbia’s Gulf ...
Many newspaper headlines appeared in the spring of 2012 with these two names highlighted. The ...
Investing in a reusable winter cover is a sound environmental choice and a practical way to ...
I’m on vacation! Things can turn ugly in paradise when you finally reach that secluded anchorage. ...
I've been a pilot for 37 years and spent 28 years flying passenger aircraft for the airlines ...
There's been lots of talk about electric boats recently, but few examples are actually out on the ...
I think it’s a given that as a Canadian Yachting reader, you are passionate about ...

Lifestyle

  • Prev
Soup season is in full swing and this Tomato Tortellini Soup with Pesto is just the recipe to warm ...
This flavour-infused pasta dish is terrific for any season.  It takes a little bit of prep time but ...
As the season's evenings grow cooler boaters will be looking for heartier galley meals to extend ...
Cooler days and cooler nights make everyone want to prepare something warm and comforting... This ...
This is a simple recipe too.  The only challenging part is rolling up the tortillas without ...
This recipe is great for a make-ahead easy yet satisfying on board meal.  You can use chicken or ...
The formation of Glacial Lake Iroquois, at the end of the last ice age, was to have a lasting ...
Fruit Infused water is a top notch way to stay hydrated and have deliciously refreshing drinks ...
I remember vividly awaiting the beginning of the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) which also ...
If you can get your mouth around this burger it is well worth the effort.  Easy but perfect and ...

Marine Products

  • Prev
Sweden-based Radinn, a company aiming to "revolutionize the watersport industry,” is trying to make ...
Taylor Made Systems is introducing a new range of glass sunroof systems for the boating industry at ...
KVH TracVision® owners in the U.S. can now enjoy satellite TV from DISH Network® on their boats and ...
Douglass Simpson, a winner of the Globe and Mail's Top 12 Canadian Innovator awards in the ...
Whether chilling snacks for a quick outing or supplying auxiliary cold storage for longer trips, a ...
SunZone SprayWet has been specifically designed to be applied on wet skin. Its formulation is able ...
Boaters and marina workers should exercise caution this summer before taking to the seas. A study ...
ASA Electronics is pleased to announce the arrival of the MS40BT—a Bluetooth®-enabled stereo that ...
When any boater is planning to head out onto the water for a two week excursion or even for an ...
My Boat was specifically produced in response to customer demand for an iPad App that would appeal ...