Ready, Set, Sail: Only Two Weeks Until the Vancouver International Boat Show

Ready, Set, Sail: Only Two Weeks Until the Vancouver International Boat Show

Western Canada’s Premier Maritime Event Kicks Off January 31st

The highly anticipated return of the Vancouver International Boat Show is now just two weeks away. Taking place January 31 to February 4, 2024, at BC Place and Granville Island, excitement is building for the 61st edition of Western Canada’s foremost maritime boat sale. Maritime enthusiasts are encouraged to jump on this exciting opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary showcase of boats with incredible savings, ranging from high-speed sports craft and family cruisers to tricked-out fishing vessels and slick, powerful wakeboarding boats.  However, not to be missed are the hundreds of exhibitors who will be displaying cutting-edge maritime accessories, the latest in boating technology and gear, and a diverse array of educational seminars and speakers. At the Vancouver International Boat Show, attendees have an opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek into the hottest gear and sales of the season, featuring revolutionary outboard motors that redefine performance and eco-conscious sails meticulously crafted from alternative bio-based and recycled materials. Delve into the realm of state-of-the-art navigational equipment, self-pitching propellers designed for optimal efficiency, and precision-engineered boat blocks providing enhanced control. For veteran sailors looking to fine-tune their vessels for peak performance or aquatic newcomers embarking on a new boating adventure, the show guarantees a compelling showcase of top-tier equipment and accessories.For boating enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge, or first-timers eager to explore the world of boating, Lower Mainland residents are invited to explore a swath of diverse educational opportunities exclusive to VIBS. The educational offerings cater to a wide spectrum of interests and experience levels, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Seminars on offer will provide expert advice on topics like navigating the complex waters and shoreline of Vancouver Island, the basics of nautical knots, trip planning, and sail and canvas repair, among many other informative and fascinating topics. The Vancouver International Boat Show will take place at two fantastic venues. BC Place will serve as the indoor tradeshow venue, along with the floating show at Granville Island. Ensuring effortless transitions between these locations, complimentary shuttle buses and water ferries will be in operation. With less than two weeks remaining, the excitement is building. Enthusiasts are reminded to mark their calendars to count down the days until VIBS returns and dreams of finding a perfect vessel become a reality.VIBS tickets are available here. Show Hours for January 31 – February 4, 2024, are as follows: BC PlaceWednesday through Saturday – 10am – 8pmSunday – 10am – 3pm Granville Island – Floating ShowWednesday through Saturday – 10am – 5:30pmSunday – 10am – 3pm Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event, the Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by the Boating BC Association and produced by Canadian Boat Shows. Their office number is 604.678.8820. Specific program and access details will be posted at as they are finalized.


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