BC Yacht Brokers Host Victoria Harbour Show May 1-4

Victoria Harbour

The BC Yacht Brokers Association hosts the annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4 in the city’s scenic and historic Inner Harbour. The show brings about 150 new and brokerage powerboats, sailboats and small craft to the Inner Harbour docks and Ship Point. Ship Point also holds product, service and trade exhibits.

The show runs Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Show-goers save up to 25 percent on admission by buying online at https://www.bcyba.com/contentpage.aspx?id=victoriaboatshow. Discounted admissions are $24 for a three-day show pass, $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for children 16 and under. Rates at the gate are $25 for a three-day pass, $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. All prices include GST.



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