2015 Vancouver Boat Show Kicks Off The Boating Season

VIBS 2015

Annual event returns in January to launch a new year on the water

Western Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, presented by Boating BC, is returning in the New Year, giving boaters an early start to the upcoming season. Running Wednesday, January 21 to Sunday, January 25, 2015, the 53rd annual event will host more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the best and biggest selection of boats and boating products.

“Last year we saw a great number of motivated buyers and attendees eager to start their boating season and experience BC’s stunning coastline and hundreds of lakes and rivers,” says Show Manager, Eric Nicholl. “We are excited to once again host visitors from all across Western Canada, and help navigate their way to getting out on the water this season, and experience the boating lifestyle.”

The Vancouver Boat Show’s two great locations – an indoor venue at BC Place and in-water venue at Granville Island – offer show goers of all ages and expertise an unparalleled experience. This year attendees can get their season started with family-friendly activities, a fantastic seminar lineup, featuring top boating experts, and incredible deals on all the latest marine products.

The Vancouver International Boat Show runs January 21-25, 2015 at BC Place and Granville Island.
Pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca.

Dates:         January 21-25, 2015
Show Hours:        Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm
            Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm       
            Granville Island in-water venue closes at 5 pm daily
Admission:        Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
            2-day Adult Passes: $20 –Multi-Day Ticket Offer!
            2-day Senior Passes: $17 – Multi-Day Ticket Offer!
            Kids (16 and under): FREE
            Buy online and save $3/ticket

Locations:        BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina – 1676 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Free shuttle buses and water ferries run continuously between BC Place and Granville Island

Features:      FREE Discover Boating boat rides at Granville Island; Kids’ Zone; Sport Fishing in BC; SailFest, offering the latest sailboats, gear, and destinations; and, Discover Boating Centre, an educational one-stop-shop where attendees can find unbiased answers on how to get started in boating.

Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event, the Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by Boating BC and produced by Canadian Boat Shows.

Related Articles

Jeanneau Yachts 55

Throw away the box, this is some fresh thinking

Seemingly part sailboat and part spaceship, the new Jeanneau Yachts 55 just busted through the boundaries of traditional yacht design. I couldn’t take my eyes off the bubble hardtop that met me at the dock and I stepped aboard with trepidation. A few hours later, I was planning how to spend my not-yet-won lottery winnings.

Read More


Paving the Way to Cleaner Boating – How a Commitment to Reducing our Environmental Impact is Inspiring Cleaner Boating in Ontario

By Dave Rozycki

Over the past seven decades, Ontario’s marina industry has developed alongside some of Canada’s largest freshwater lakes. Boaters have been able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and create lasting memories on the water, with certain marinas dating back to the 1960s. As we reflect on this rich history, we can begin to see trends in how our footprint may have had an effect on the environment, in not-so-positive ways. However, by embracing innovative solutions and adopting sustainable practices, both marinas and boaters hold the key to preserving and enhancing the quality of our lakes and marine life for generations to come.

Read More