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.  .

2018 Canadian Marine Events Calendar


Toronto International Boat Show
January 18 - 27, 2019
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON


Boot Dusseldorf
January 19 - 27, 2019
Dusseldorf, Germany


January 20, 2019
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON


International Marina & Boatyard Conference
January 23 - 25, 2019
Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show
January 31 - February 3, 2019
Place Bonaventure, Motreal, QC


Vancouver International Boat Show
February 6 - 10, 2019
BC Place & Granville Island, Vancouver, BC


Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show
February 7 - 10, 2019
BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, AB


Halifax International Boat Show
February 7 - 10, 2019
Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, NS


Montreal Outdoor Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show
February 14 - 17, 2019
Convention Cente, Montreal, QC


Miami International Boat Show
February 14 - 18, 2019
Miami Marine Stadium, Miami, FL


Spring Fishing & Boat Show
February 15 - 18, 2019
International Centre, Mississauga, ON


The Ottawa Boat Show
February 21 - 24, 2019
EY Centre, Ottawa, ON


Victoria Boat + Fishing Show
February 22 - 24, 2019
Eagle Ridge Arena, Victoria, BC


London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show
February 22 - 24, 2019
Western Fair District, London, ON


Mid-Canada Boat Show
February 28 - March 3, 2019
RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB


BC Boat & Sportsmen’s Show
March 1 - 3, 2019
Tradex, Abbotsford, BC


Hamilton Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show
March 1 - 3, 2019
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, ON


Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
March 13 - 17, 2019
International Centre, Toronto, ON


Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show
March 14 - 17, 2019
Edmonton Expo Centre, Admonton, AB


Salon Plein air, Chasse, Peche et Camping de Quebec
March 14 - 17, 2019
Centre de Foires ExpoCite, Quebec, QC


New Brunswick Sportsmen Show
March 29 - 31, 2019
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB


Moncton Boat Show
March 29 - 31, 2019
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB


Kingston Boat Show & Sale
March 29 - 31, 2019
Kingston 1000 Islands Sportplex, Kingston, ON


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