TIBS Special Preview Night 2014Friday, January 10, 4-9pm the Toronto International Boat Show hosts its Special Preview Night, offering the opportunity for you to preview the entire Boat Show without the crowds, all while supporting children's charities!

The 56th Annual Toronto International Boat Show, Canada’s largest, most popular marine marketplace, drops anchor January 11-19, 2014, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. A mid-winter rendezvous tradition for the boating community, it’s your best opportunity to discover the boat of your dreams, and there’s no better time to buy! Here, you’ll find boats for every lifestyle and budget – whether you’re a fishing, cruising, sailing, paddling, or watersports enthusiast – as well as all of the latest marine products and services. Put Some Summer in Your Winter at the Toronto International Boat Show, and you and your family will enjoy a fun-filled day of on-water boating activities, boat rides, wakeboarding and boat-handling demonstrations on the world’s largest indoor lake for boaters, more than 140 special guest seminars, and countless other aquatic attractions. All activities are FREE with admission!

Special Preview Night, Friday, January 10: Preview the entire show without the crowds
                       and be the first to access the best deals of the season – all while supporting children’s
                       charities! Embrace the VIP experience, and enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and
                       beverages, and the opportunity to bid on more than 100 silent and live auction items.
                       Since 2000, Special Preview Night has raised more than $630,000 for initiatives that are
                       close to the hearts of the boating community. NEW 2-tier ticket structure: Tickets on
                       sale November 1 at or by calling (905) 951-0009(905) 951-0009.

Features of The Show Include:
                      THE LAKE: In January, there’s only one lake in Canada that can provide indoor thrills
                      without the outdoor chills. Celebrating fun on the water, the world’s largest indoor lake
                      for boaters takes over six days to create with more than one million gallons of Lake
                      Ontario water pumped into the Ricoh Coliseum! Check out The Lake webcam at
             in early January!

                      Duma: The wakeboarding, boat-driving wonder dog returns with another awe-inspiring,
                      entertainment-packed show for the entire family.

                      Winter Wake Fest: Wakeboarders and skaters crank up the volume on The Lake for a
                      spectacular show of grinds, tricks and flips. It’s an awesome display of acrobatics as
                      pro riders hit the rails and test their skills.

                      Discover Watersports & Go Wakeboarding: Guided by expert instructors, showgoers
                      receive hands-on wakeboarding instruction “on shore,” then take to The Lake to
                      try out their new skills behind the Sesitec System 2.0.

                      FREE Boat Rides: From kayaking to canoeing, paddleboats, inflatables, and hydrobikes,
                      The Lake welcomes all types of boaters at all levels of mastery!

                      FREE Seminars: More than 140 entertaining and informative seminars with an
                      exceptional variety of guest speakers.

                      Henry’s Fish House of Georgian Bay: Henry’s is a favourite destination for thousands
                      of boating enthusiasts looking for a taste of summer! With its licensed bar, vibrant
                      atmosphere, plenty of seating and great food, Henry's is the ideal rendezvous point at
                      the boat show.

                      Canadian Yachting’s Island Village in SailFest: Enjoy the authentic sounds and
                      flavours of the Caribbean, while seeing the sailboats and plotting your next
                      adventure with island representatives and charter boat companies. It’s a great spot
                      to connect with family and friends on the dock or under a palm tree!

                      Kids Boating & Fishing Zones: Kids can learn to catch live trout with Fish TV’s
                      Leo and Ron, or enjoy FREE paddle boating on the mini-lake custom-designed for
                      pint-sized captains.

                      Great Canadian Fish Tank: The 40-ft long aquarium provides a fish-eye view of
                      native Ontario marine life, and is the perfect teaching tool for experts
                      demonstrating how to catch “the big one.”

                      “Boat Finder” Online Virtual Showroom: See what boats will be on display at
                      the 2014 Toronto Boat Show. Find the boat of your dreams by pre-shopping the
                      show at!

                      Discover Boating Centre: Experienced and novice boaters can learn from unbiased
                      experts. Find the boat that’s right for your lifestyle and budget, receive information on
                      courses and boating destinations, and much more.

                      Many Opportunities to WIN Big! The “Buy a Boat & Win $10,000” contest is back,
                      plus great chances to win boats and other incredible prize packages!