Boats big draw in Edmonton

Show Pontoon

Mar 22, 2018

The Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show took place at the Expo Centre from March 15 to 18.

Western Canada’s Biggest Boat and Outdoor Show was much anticipated as it signals that Spring is not far off. This year’s Show played host to over 270 exhibitors including approximately 20 boat dealers, showcasing everything from power and pontoon boats, to kayaks and zodiacs.

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 Enthusiasts began lining up more than a half hour before the Show began. When the doors opened on Thursday many visitors were eager to shop, compare and make a deal on the watercraft of their dreams. Pacing an order at the Show ensures a Spring delivery.

Princecraft DisplayThe enthusiasm and momentum carried on throughout the four days of the show.The Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show typically sees over 40,000 visitors make their way to the Edmonton Expo Centre over the course of the four day event, and this year was no different.

-Jackie Jackson







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