The following lists a series of industry related conferences and events that will be of interest to marine professionals. If you are aware of an appropriate event that you would like to see listed here, contact Andy Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

2020 Canadian Marine Events Calendar 

 ***Due to COVID-19 concerns large gatherings and shows may be cancelled. Check the show websites for details****


Northwest Sportshow (Minneapolis)

April 2 – 5, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN


Kingston Boat Show & Sale

April 3 – 5, 2020

Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, Kingston, ON


Sudbury Sportsman Show

April 3 – 5, 2020

Garson Arena & Community Centre, Sudbury, ON


Kawartha Sportsman Show

April 3 – 5, 2020

Lindsay Exhibition Centre, Lindsay, ON


Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show

April 17 – 19, 2020

EY Centre, Ottawa, ON


Suncoast Boat Show (Sarasota)

April 17 – 19, 2020

Marina Jack, Sarasota, FL


Orillia Perch Festival

April 18 – May 9, 2020

Tudhope Park, Orillia, ON


Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show

April 26 – 28, 2020

Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton, AB


BC Boat Show - RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 24 – 27, 2020

April 30 – May 3, 2020

Port Sidney Marina, Port Sidney, BC


Deans Marine Annual Marine Swap n Shop

May 2, 2020

Duncan, BC

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American Boating Congress

May 12 – 14, 2020

The Wharf, Washington, DC­­­


Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

May 21 – 24, 2020

Gold Coast, Australia


Boating Ontario Golf Tournament

June 3, 2020

Innisbrook Golf Course, Barrie, ON


Orillia Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show

June 12 - 14, 2020

Port of Orillia, Orillia, ON


Ontario Family Fishing (summer)

June 27 – July 5, 2020

Events throughout Ontario


Canada’s National Fishing Week

July 4 – 12, 2020

Events throughout Canada


Great Ontario Salmon Derby

July 4 – August 22, 2020

North Shore of Lake Ontario, ON


40th Annual Vintage Boat Show

July 11, 2020

Gravenhurst, ON



July 14 – 17. 2020

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL


Muskoka Boat and Cottage Show

July 24 – 26, 2020

Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst, ON


Kenora Bass International

August 6 – 8, 2020

Lake on the Woods, ON


Orillia Waterfront Festival

August 7 – 9, 2020

Port of Orillia, Orillia, ON


Montreal In-Water Boat Show

September 11 – 13, 2020

Quai Jacques-Cartier; Montreal, QC


Antique and Classic Boat Society Meeting & International Boat Show

September 16 – 19, 2020

Coeur D’Alene Resort, Coeur D’Alene, ID


Newport International Boat Show

September 17 – 20, 2020

Newport, RI


Quebec City In-Water Boat Show

September 18 – 20, 2020

Marina du Port de Quebec, Quebec, QC


CSBC Annual Symposium

September 18 – 20, 2020

The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews, NB


NMEA 2020 Conference & Expo

September 21 – 25, 2020

Orlando Doubletree at Universal Entrance, Orlando, FL


IBEX (Tampa)

September 29 – October 1, 2020

Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL


United States Powerboat Show

October 1 – 4, 2010

City Docks, Annapolis, MD


United States Sailboat Show

October 8 – 12, 2020

City Docks, Annapolis, MD


Western Marine Company / Transat Marine Trade Show

October 16 – 18, 2020

Vancouver, BC


CC Marine Distributors Trade Show

October 26 - 27, 2020

Casino Rama Resort, Orillia, ON


Fall Cottage Life Show

October 23 – 25, 2020


Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 28 – November 1, 2020

Fort Lauderdale, FL



November 17 – 19, 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Boating Ontario Conference

November 24 – 25, 2020


Boating BC Conference

November 24 – 25, 2020

Richmond, BC


St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

November 26 – 29, 2020

St. Petersburg, FL


Marine Dealer Conference & Expo

December 8 – 11, 2020

Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

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