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


Vancouver international Boat Show
January 17 - 21, 2018
BC Place & Granville Island, Vancouver, BC 


Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show
Salon du bateau et des sports nautiques
February 1 - 4, 2018
Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC


Halifax International Boat Show
Febraury 8 - 11, 2018
Halifax Exhibition Centre, Halifax, NS 


Calgary Boat & Sportsmen's Show

February 8 -11 2018
BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, AB


Montreal Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show
February 15 - 18, 2018
Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC


Victoria Boat + Fishing Show
February 16 - 18, 2018
Pearkes Recreational Centre, Victoria, BC


Ottawa Boat Show
Febraury 22 - 25, 2018
EY Centre, Ottawa, ON


London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show
February 23 - 25, 2018
Western Fair District, Longon, ON


Mid-Canada Boat Show
March 1 - 4, 2018
RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB


BC Boat & Sportsmen's Show
March 2 - 4, 2018
Tradex, Abbotsford, BC


Hamilton Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show
March 2 - 4, 2018
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, ON


Saskatoon Sports & Leisure Show
March 2 - 4, 2018
Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK


Toronto Sportsmen's Show
March 14 - 18, 2018
International Centre, Toronto, ON


Salon du Bateau de Quebec
March 15 - 18, 2018
Centre de Foires ExpoCité, Québec 


Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen's Show
March 15 - 18, 2018
Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands, Edmonton, AB


Moncton Boat Show
March 23 – 25, 2018
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB 


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Employer Choice Award2018 400On Friday, January 12th, at the Toronto International Boat Show, the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BICEOC) Award program presented awards to the first winners in this important employee development program.

This is the only “best employer” recognition award for Canada’s recreational marine industry. This is a national program that creates leading employer brand recognition and a true competitive advantage for attracting, retaining and engaging top talent. There are two award categories: