Since its inception in 1948, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show has offered visitors excitement ranging from alligator wrestling to chainsaw carving demos. The show will take place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from March 15 to 19.
“It’s our 70th anniversary and we’re as excited as ever to host the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show this March Break at the International Centre,” says Peter Lockhart, President of the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows. “Our constant goal throughout our history has been to wow guests with a large variety of exhibits that showcase the latest and greatest in Canadian outdoor adventure, and we plan to continue that tradition this year and beyond.”
With more than 350 exhibits, event organizers – the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS) – promise this year’s event will feature a wide variety of family attractions as well as highlight the very best of fishing, hunting, boating and outdoor adventure.
- The West Coast Lumberjack Show, presented by Husqvarna, will feature log rolling, axe throwing and tree climbing. Adventurous West Coast Lumberjacks are back with what’s expected to be a thrilling show for guests. The traveling outdoors group will showcase their amazing skills in the arenas of block-chopping, cross-saw racing and more.
- Kevin Lewis, a talented chainsaw artist will use a Husqvarna chainsaw, to turn ordinary tree stumps into pieces of inspiring and beautiful art right before attendees’ eyes.
- At the Speaking of Wildlife booth an educational animal outreach group will provide visitors a chance to get up close and personal with native species from across Ontario.
- Survival Experts, David Arama of the WSC Survival School and Skeet Sutherland of Sticks and Stones, are survival experts. Both will speak to their unique experience surviving throughout the wild Canadian landscape and share tips and tricks for audience members seeking to elevate their next camping, boating or portaging adventure.
- Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, hasn’t met the WoofJocks. The entertainers canines take centre stage once again with their exciting choreographed variety show. Their performances will showcase their impressive canine agility and obedience.
The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show offers visitors free parking as well as complimentary admission for children aged 12 years and under.
Seniors (60+): $13.00
Juniors (ages 13-17): $13.00
Children (12 and under): Free! (when accompanied by an adult)
The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, part of the CNSS, first took place in Toronto in 1948 under the leadership of world famous outdoorsman, author and dedicated conservationist, Frank Kortright, who devoted his life to protecting Canada’s wilderness. Seventy years later, CNSS has helped protect Canada’s outdoors with grants in excess of $32 million.