Ottawa Boat Show Kicks Off in February

Returning to the EY Centre from February 23 to 26, Ottawa Boat Show is the largest consumer show dedicated to boating in region.

“With a new name and new look, we really want to focus on the boating industry,” says Meagan Sheehan, Show Manager. “Our tradeshow is one of the best places to get a deal on your next boat, book a family vacation with a local outfitter, cottage accessories and much more. Entertainment for the entire family will be featured over the course of the weekend making it one of the best boat shows to attend this year.”

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors under one roof, show goers will find everything from competition boats, to personal watercrafts, pontoons, canoes, kayaks and a variety of fishing and cottage accessories. Consumers can shop for a new boat and accessories or take the first step into boating by obtaining their Pleasure Craft Operators Card.

Event attractions include the interactive wildlife educational group ‘Speaking of Wildlife’ and a selection of historical antique and classic boats provided by the Manotick Antique Boat Club.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada will be at the show offering attendees free admission to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada.

Other Show Highlights

Boats Galore – Hundreds of brand new 2017 models, new non-current boats and motors are on display to preview. Browse, buy from local dealers, compare, and search out deals on new boats and accessories for spring delivery.

Parks Canada – To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering free admission to national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. This includes free lockage for Parks Canada’s historic canals and waterways. Discovery passes and info to be at the Parks Canada booth.

Speaking of Wildlife – Get up close and personal with some of Ontario’s magnificent wildlife. Delivering hands-on wildlife education since 1989, the organization’s friendly and knowledgeable staff will deliver presentations that are both enlightening and entertaining.

Walk down memory lane – Take a walk down memory lane and discover antique wooden canoes, sailboats, runabouts and cruisers at the Manotick Antique Boat Club display.

Stay Clear, Stay Safe – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will teach you how to stay safe around hydroelectric stations and dams in Ontario on Saturday, February 20. Visitors will each be given a water safety bag to help make their next trip out on the water a safe one.

Pleasure Craft Operators Card – Don’t wait until summer to get your boating license. Challenge the test at the show. Simply bring a piece of identification. It’s free to write the test, and only takes 30 minutes. Participants only pay once they pass the test and your card is good for life.


Thursday, February 23, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


EY Centre (formerly the Ernst Young Centre.)

4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 2N6


Purchase tickets online and save!

Adults: $15.00

Seniors: $10.00

Juniors: $10.00 (Ages 10 to 15)

Children: free when accompanied by an adult (under 10 years)

Family Pass: $35.00 (two adults and two juniors)

Four-Day Super Pass: Valid for all four show days (cash & debit only box office)


$8.00 at EY Centre Parking lot (over 1800 spaces)

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