July 29, 2021

BC Boat ShowCelebrating its 30th anniversary, the BC Boat Show returns September 23 - 26, 2021 at Port Sidney Marina in Sidney, BC. The BC Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), hosts of the BC Boat Show, are proud to announce that in celebration of the 30th, this year’s show will be better than ever. With visitors from across British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State, and dozens of exhibitors, the seaside town of Sidney will be transformed for the weekend.

“I am delighted to finally be able to make this announcement!” said Larry Thompson, BCYBA president. “With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided to go ahead with the BC Boat Show and hold it for the very first time in the fall. It will feature a large variety of new and premium pre-owned vessels that will appeal to a wide range of budgets."

Watercraft of every kind will be on display and range from paddle boards, kayaks and inflatables to power and sailing vessels of every size. Professional brokerages bring a large inventory of vessels to the show and will be there to welcome attendees aboard to tour the boats of their dreams. The event is the perfect opportunity to join thousands of boating enthusiasts at the West Coast’s largest in-the-water boat show.

Boat Show Manager, Steven Threadkell, is excited about the prospect of another busy show: “There’s something really special about stepping aboard a boat in the water. And to be at Port Sidney Marina in the early fall this time, the gateway to one of the best cruising destinations in the world, you’ve got a perfect recipe for magic and imagination to celebrate the 30th anniversary. I’m looking forward to another sunny weekend viewing and getting aboard boats and anticipating next year’s season on the water.”

For visitors to the Island, the BC Boat Show is providing a shuttle bus from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and from the convenient free parking at the top of Beacon Avenue. Make a weekend of it and enjoy all that Sidney and the surrounding areas have to offer including beautiful beaches, forest hikes, restaurants, shopping and many visitor attractions.

Online registration for exhibitors will open by the end of July.

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