Vancouver International Boat Show 2013

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Celebrate BC Family Day in 2013 at the Vancouver Boat Show


Enjoy new dates and extended hours at the 2013 Vancouver International Boat Show


December 11, 2012


Vancouver, B.C. ¾ Embracing BC’s new statutory Family Day Holiday, to be held the second Monday of February, the 2013 Vancouver International Boat Show will run from Thursday, February 7 to Monday, February 11.  Boat aficionados and novices alike will be able to explore the latest and greatest boats and marine products showcased by more than 250 exhibitors at Western Canada’s premiere boat show.


Show Director Linda Waddell says the decision to incorporate the inaugural BC Family Day Holiday – by shifting from the traditional Wednesday through Sunday boat show pattern to Thursday through Monday – was easy.  “The Vancouver International Boat Show has always focused on providing an experience the entire family can enjoy.  Parents and children can get up close to a wide range of boats and see which boats best suit their family; they can even enjoy a free boat ride at Granville Island.  To be able to hold the 2013 Show on BC’s first Family Day is incredibly exciting for our industry.”



The Vancouver International Boat Show runs February 7-11, 2013 at Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina and BC Place. Pre-plan your visit at


Dates:                         Family Day Weekend, February 7-11, 2013


Show Hours:             Thursday & Friday, 11 am to 9 pm

                                    Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm

                                    Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm

                                    Monday, 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 – New Multi-Day Ticket Offer!

                                    2-day Senior Passes: $17 – New Multi-Day Ticket Offer!

                                    Kids (16 and under): FREE

                                    Buy online before midnight February 6 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 the British Columbia Marine Trades Association (BCMTA), and produced by Canadian Boat Show.



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