54th Annual Boat Show sails into Vancouver!

freeboatrides at VBS


The Vancouver Boat Show is gearing up for their 54th Annual show. Yes, I know it’s only January, and some of you may think it’s too early to get excited for all things nautical. But here on the southern West Coast we are pretty blessed to have the ocean at our feet, an abundance of lakes near by, and weather mild enough that you could potentially go boating all year round. And whether you are a boating enthusiast or just boat curious, the Vancouver Boat Show is the place to be to have any and all questions answered, go on a free boat ride, and even learn about sport fishing in BC. It is, after all, the largest boat show of its kind in Western Canada.

With two locations to serve attendees, there is an Indoor Show at BC Place and a Floating Show at Granville Island, which is worth a visit anyway, and there is free shuttle bus and water ferry service between the two locations. To maximize your visit, it is recommended that you begin your tour on Granville Island as the Floating Show closes at 5 pm.

freeboatrides at VBS
Show Hours:
January 20-24

Wednesday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday:10 am to 5 pm
Granville Island Floating Show closes at 5 pm daily

Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
2-day Adult Passes: $20
2-day Senior Passes: $17
5-day All Access Passes: $25
Kids (16 and under): FREE

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

FREE Discover Boating boat rides and Hands On Skills Training 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.

Ted Lange at VBS

You can even meet writer/director/actor Ted Lange, best known for his role on The Love Boat as bartender Isaac Washington every day during The Vancouver Boat Show at the Lower Deck in BC Place during the following times:

  • Wednesday: 5pm – 7pm
  • Thursday: 12pm – 2pm & 5pm – 7pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 2pm & 5pm – 7pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 2pm & 5pm – 7pm
  • Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm

For more information on The Vancouver Boat Show, online ticket purchase, directions and parking, daily schedules, new products for 2016 and more, visit www.vancouverboatshow.ca.

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