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Jan 25, 2024

Western Canada’s Premier Maritime Event Kicks Off January 31st

The highly anticipated return of the Vancouver International Boat Show is now just a week away. Taking place January 31 to February 4, 2024, at BC Place and Granville Island, excitement is building for the 61st edition of Western Canada’s foremost maritime boat sale. Not to be missed are the hundreds of exhibitors who will be displaying cutting-edge maritime accessories, the latest in boating technology and gear, and a diverse array of educational seminars and speakers.

At the Vancouver International Boat Show, attendees have an opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek into the hottest gear and sales of the season, featuring revolutionary outboard motors that redefine performance and eco-conscious sails meticulously crafted from alternative bio-based and recycled materials. Delve into the realm of state-of-the-art navigational equipment, self-pitching propellers designed for optimal efficiency, and precision-engineered boat blocks providing enhanced control. For veteran sailors looking to fine-tune their vessels for peak performance or aquatic newcomers embarking on a new boating adventure, the show guarantees a compelling showcase of top-tier equipment and accessories.

For boating enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge, or first-timers eager to explore the world of boating, Lower Mainland residents are invited to explore a swath of diverse educational opportunities exclusive to VIBS. The educational offerings cater to a wide spectrum of interests and experience levels, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Seminars on offer will provide expert advice on topics like navigating the complex waters and shoreline of Vancouver Island, the basics of nautical knots, trip planning, and sail and canvas repair, among many other informative and fascinating topics.

The Vancouver International Boat Show will take place at two fantastic venues. BC Place will serve as the indoor tradeshow venue, along with the floating show at Granville Island. Ensuring effortless transitions between these locations, complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will be in operation.

Show Hours for January 31 – February 4, 2024, are as follows:
BC Place
Wednesday through Saturday                10am – 8pm
Sunday                                                   10am – 3pm
Granville Island – Floating Show
Wednesday through Saturday      10am – 5:30pm
Sunday                                         10am – 3pm

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