VIBSFor the past 58 years the Vancouver International Boat Show has signaled the upcoming boating season in British Columbia, a region known as one of the premier boating locations in the world.

Granville IslandOn behalf of the team at Canadian Boat Shows, I genuinely hope you and your family are healthy and continuing to remain safe during these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

Quebec Boat ShowsTo the delight of the industry, the two Bateau à flot events will be back this year in Montreal and Quebec City in September. 

Cannes Yachting FestivalBoat shows are a special event for boaters all around the world, including here in Canada. Organizers are being diligent to recognize the issues brought by COVID while keeping potential visitors and exhibitors safe.

Cannes OpenPack your beret in your duffel and book your flight! The ticket office for the 43rd Yachting Festival is now open as of July 2! The show looks forward to welcoming you in September!

Brunswick Virtual Boat ShowBrunswick will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts and accessories businesses in the marine industry.

Annapolis Boat ShowsBoat shows that plan to take place as originally scheduled are the Annapolis Boat Shows. In a statement on their website posted on May 21, 2020, organizers stated: The iconic maritime events that have become Annapolis institutions over the past half century are slated to return to City Dock this October.

Cannes Boat Show PosterLooking to check that new megayacht? Organizers of one of Europe’s largest in-water shows, the Cannes Yachting Festival, announced that they are going forward with the 43 iteration of the event, slated for Sept. 8-13. Let’s hope we can fly to Europe by then!

AnnapolisCelebrating their 50th year – the boat show was 10% bigger this year with larger boats and construction finished to help ease flooding with the city dock raised. Unfortunately, this was not enough, as the show had to close on Saturday due to excessive winds and a higher tide which caused flooding.

Ottawa Boat ShowOttawa Boat Show is the largest boat show in the Ottawa/Rideau Region, with a selection ranging from powerboats, fishing boats and cruisers, to pontoons, canoes, and kayaks. In February the Show filled the EY Centre for its 45th edition this past weekend, with hundreds of products on display for boating season 2020.

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

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Cruisers Yachts 42 GLSBy Andy Adams

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