Sept 22, 2022

Quebec Boat ShowsQuebec is fortunate to have two in-water boat shows this September.

 

Québec

Located in Bassin Louise on the magnificent site of the Marina du Port de Québec, the Bateau à flot de Québec invites you to visit and try out boats on the water during the weekend of September 9 to 11, 2022. It will be the ideal opportunity to meet enthusiasts of the environment. This event takes shape under the aegis of Nautisme Québec.

 

 

 

 

When: September 9 to 11, 2022
Where: Port of Quebec Marina, Bassin Louise

Friday, Sept 9: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 10: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 11: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Montréal

This not-to-be-missed nautical event, Bateau à flot de Montréal, invites you to live your passion for you and your family. New brands that have just arrived on the Quebec market will be presented for the first time. Nearly a hundred boats will be presented exclusively at the Bateau à flot Montréal, located in the Jacques-Cartier basin, in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal.

When: September 22 to 25, 2022
Where: Port d'escale – Old Port of Montreal, Jacques-Cartier basin

Thursday, Sept 22: 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept 23: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 25: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept 9: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 10: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 11: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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