The announcement by the BC government of a new Family Day holiday in February has led to a change in dates for the 2013 Vancouver International Boat Show.
BC Premier Christy Clark announced earlier this year that Family Day will fall on the second Monday in February each year, giving BC workers 10 statutory holidays annually and bringing the province in line with Saskatchewan and Ontario.
In 2013 the Family Day holiday will fall on Monday, February 11. Rather than stick to its traditional Wednesday-to-Sunday dates, the show organizers elected to move to a Thursday-to-Monday format in order to leverage the new holiday and boost show attendance.
New show dates for 2013 are Thursday, February 7 to Monday February 11 inclusive, once again hosted at BC Place and the Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina.