The Water Is Waiting at the 2020 Ottawa Boat Show

Ottawa Boat Show

Jan 23, 2020

A mainstay event for recreational boaters in the Ottawa Region returns this February.

It might be the middle of winter – but if you find yourself daydreaming of sunny days out on the water, mark your calendar for February 20-23 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, where the Ottawa Boat Show will be offering up a taste of summer.

Returning with the region’s top dealers under one roof, the show will be a boater’s dream with everything from cruisers and pontoons, to fishing boats, personal watercraft, and more. Whether it’s speed boating, fishing, or getting out with the whole family on a pontoon, the show is a prime chance to see the latest models built for your specific needs. Plus, additional products like docks, canoes and kayaks, towables, and gear are also on display at some of the best prices of the year.

Ottawa Boat ShowFor the deal-savvy shopper, boat shows are a smart time to shop and compare for your next big purchase. With all the newest lines, makes, and models in the same room, you can climb aboard dozens of options, talk to each dealer, and make an informed decision.

Special activities are planned throughout the Ottawa Boat Show, so set aside a couple days to make sure you have time to see and experience it all. Families can look forward to activities geared toward the young boaters in the family, while fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss presentations by pro staff and seasoned experts.

Ottawa Boat Show


Curious about some of the talent you’ll see onstage? For one, your host is “Big Jim” McLaughlin, renowned tournament champion and publisher of “JUST FISHING” magazine. The line-up of expert anglers sharing advice and pro tips will include David Chong, Cara Carmichael, and Steve Barnett, to name a few. In addition, a boating stage with another line-up of experts will discuss topics relevant to making the most of your time on the water – including a presentation on the history and features of the Rideau Canal system.

Ottawa Boat Show







Whether you’re an avid boater, want to get a head start on fishing season, a family who loves the water, or just someone trying to escape from winter for a few hours – the Ottawa Boat Show is the place to be February 20-23.

The Ottawa Boat Show runs Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23 at the EY Centre. Enjoy free parking on Thursday & Friday courtesy of Orleans Boat World. Online tickets are available at, along with all other important details.

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