Vancouver International Boat Show

Boats are a big deal in Vancouver so when it comes to Vancouver International Boat Show, boats and people come from all parts of the world to Vancouver every year. This annual boat show is an event at a global scale where international and local guests come to show off their rides in the water. This premier boat show in Western Canada features top-of-the-line exhibitors, products, speakers and features of boat lovers of all ages. Even if you’re not a fan of boats, you can still enjoy loads of boat related fun that includes free boat rides. 2013 Celebrates the 51st Annual Vancouver International Boat Show.

Vancouver International Boat Show, Canada

Vancouver International Boat Show

Vancouver International Boat Show | (c) Photo By Charter World

This show has experts from all over the world to educate, inspire and entertain everyone by sharing their experience on boating basics. Fan or no fan, this is a great place to be and an opportunity to get detailed information related to new trends in design and construction of boats, cruise and other aquatic items. You can also see motor yachts and sailboats showcase, attend seminars, get boat buying tips, see products and services of exhibitors, participate in contests & giveaways and so much more. It’s truly as exciting as going to a car show. If you have kids, this is a perfect event to take them for some adventure.


February 7th, 2013 to February 11th, 2013


  • Indoors at BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd)
  • In-water at the Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina (1676 Duranleau Street)

Entrance Fee:

  • General Admission (17 to 64 years) – $15
  • Senior Admission (Ages 65+) – $13
  • Adult 2-Day Pass (17 to 64 years) – $25
  • Senior 2-Day Pass (Ages 65+) – $22
  • Kids (16 years & under) – FREE (when accompanied by an adult)

Shuttle Bus & Water Ferry Service

  • FREE shuttle buses run continuously between the main entrance of BC Place and the in-water venue at Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina
  • FREE water ferries also run continuously between the two venues (BC Place pick-up and drop-off is at Plaza of Nations, outside #11/Gate D)

Visit Vancouver this February as Vancouver International Boat Show is focused on providing an experience to the whole family enjoy.

10 Responses to “Vancouver International Boat Show”

  1. I think it’s really worth to get this experience soon. thanks for sharing.

  2. Faisal says:

    I’ve been living in Vancouver for over a decade and have yet to go to the show, maybe I’ll go this year. For some reason I thought tickets were expensive, $15 is not bad at all.

  3. Leigh says:

    I have a friend who used to work the boat show every time it came into town. Sounded like an interesting event t attend but a different lingo than I’m used to. I have a boat I’m very proud of though I doubt you’d find it at the show – a touring sea kayak.
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  4. Vancouver is a perfect city for a boat show. I loved walking along the harbor there. I think it would be fun to attend the boat show. I’ve never been to one, but I’m sure I’d start fantasizing about owning a nice yacht.
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  5. I would love to go to this show for the cruising part. While I can’t afford a boat, I do like looking at what the rich people spend their money on and dream of the luxuries of yachts.
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