About The Show

April 30 – May 3, 2020 
Port Sidney Marina

Celebrating 30 years in 2020, the BC Boat Show has grown to become the largest in-the-water boat show on the west coast. Proudly hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), the show is an opportunity for people to tour the boats of their dreams, explore the latest yachts – both new and used – and delight in many fascinating demonstrations at beautiful Port Sidney Marina. There are usually around 200 boats of all sizes in the water, as well as many marine related business displays featuring everything from boat yard services, hardware, equipment, navigation electronics, clothing, etc. Audience members can discuss the many features of the boats on display with knowledgeable and professionally certified yacht brokers. Sales often occur right at the show, as the brokers are usually prepared to offer special pricing for an at-the-show sale.

Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to attend with their parents. 

FAQs:

What time does the Boat Show open and close each day?

The BC Boat Show runs from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Come down and join in the fun!

Thursday, April 30 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 1st 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 2nd 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 3rd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How much are tickets to the Boat Show?

Adult One-day ticket

$8 advance – $10 at the gate

Senior/Student One-day ticket

$6 advance – $8 at the gate

Child under 16 One-day ticket

Free – when accompanied by an adult

All Access Pass (Four-day pass)

$20 – only available online!

  • One-day tickets are valid for any one day of the Boat Show
  • To attend multiple days, buy two or more one-day tickets
  • Purchase the All Access Pass to attend all four days of the Show for one great price!
  • Note: Advance ticket prices do not include taxes & admin fees

Get Your Tickets Now!

Any restrictions on bringing refreshments, pets, strollers?

  • Refreshments are okay but not aboard boats, please
  • Pets are okay, but must be leashed and under effective control
  • Pets are not allowed aboard boats
  • Strollers are permitted, but there may not be sufficient room aboard boats

Is there a food court or beer garden?

  • Yes, food will be available for purchase and there will be a beer garden on site.  

How do I get to the BC Boat Show?

BC Ferries Schedule
Travellers planning to get to Sidney from the Metro Vancouver area will have to do so by ferry. Visit the BC Ferries website to find ferry schedules and fee information.

Ferries From Washington State
Please visit the Washington State Ferry website for more information on ferries to Sidney, BC.

Directions to Sidney From Seattle, Washington 
If you are planning to drive to Sidney, you will have to travel across via the BC Ferries. Click here to be taken to a Google Maps directions page which contains a map and text directions to guide travellers from Seattle to Sidney (via Vancouver).

Please view the Getting There page for information.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available at the Mary Winspear Centre located at 2243 Beacon Avenue, with a FREE shuttle bus running continuously between the Mary Winspear Centre and the BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina during show hours. In addition, street parking in downtown Sidney is easy to find and free with additional affordable pay parking lot options. 

Click here to view the Town of Sidney parking restrictions map.

Are all boats on display for sale?

  • Yes, all boats on display are for sale.

Please inquire with the individual brokerages at the Show for information.

Who puts on the BC Boat Show?

  • BCYBA produces the show and is a not-for-profit professional association.

Subscribe to our BC Boat Show Updates email list and follow @BCBoatShow on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay informed on all the exciting plans to make the 2020 Spring Boat Show the best one yet!

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH ONE OF THE LEADING BOATING BRANDS IN BC!

We’re pleased to announce exclusive sponsorship opportunities for our preferred marine industry partners. Become a Boat Show Sponsor PDF Form.

Exhibit your products on land or in the water! Please contact Steven Threadkell, Boat Show Manager (250-885-9134, sthreadkell@shaw.ca) for further information about the Boat Show or for pricing and arrangements of (secure) open air display space. (find pricing information here) 

About The Show

April 30 – May 3, 2020 
Port Sidney Marina

Celebrating 30 years in 2020, the BC Boat Show has grown to become the largest in-the-water boat show on the west coast. Proudly hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), the show is an opportunity for people to tour the boats of their dreams, explore the latest yachts – both new and used – and delight in many fascinating demonstrations at beautiful Port Sidney Marina. There are usually around 200 boats of all sizes in the water, as well as many marine related business displays featuring everything from boat yard services, hardware, equipment, navigation electronics, clothing, etc. Audience members can discuss the many features of the boats on display with knowledgeable and professionally certified yacht brokers. Sales often occur right at the show, as the brokers are usually prepared to offer special pricing for an at-the-show sale.

Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to attend with their parents. 

FAQs:

What time does the Boat Show open and close each day?

The BC Boat Show runs from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Come down and join in the fun!

Thursday, April 30 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 1st 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 2nd 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 3rd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How much are tickets to the Boat Show?

Adult One-day ticket

$8 advance – $10 at the gate

Senior/Student One-day ticket

$6 advance – $8 at the gate

Child under 16 One-day ticket

Free – when accompanied by an adult

All Access Pass (Four-day pass)

$20 – only available online!

  • One-day tickets are valid for any one day of the Boat Show
  • To attend multiple days, buy two or more one-day tickets
  • Purchase the All Access Pass to attend all four days of the Show for one great price!
  • Note: Advance ticket prices do not include taxes & admin fees

Get Your Tickets Now!

Any restrictions on bringing refreshments, pets, strollers?

  • Refreshments are okay but not aboard boats, please
  • Pets are okay, but must be leashed and under effective control
  • Pets are not allowed aboard boats
  • Strollers are permitted, but there may not be sufficient room aboard boats

Is there a food court or beer garden?

  • Yes, food will be available for purchase and there will be a beer garden on site.  

How do I get to the BC Boat Show?

BC Ferries Schedule
Travellers planning to get to Sidney from the Metro Vancouver area will have to do so by ferry. Visit the BC Ferries website to find ferry schedules and fee information.

Ferries From Washington State
Please visit the Washington State Ferry website for more information on ferries to Sidney, BC.

Directions to Sidney From Seattle, Washington 
If you are planning to drive to Sidney, you will have to travel across via the BC Ferries. Click here to be taken to a Google Maps directions page which contains a map and text directions to guide travellers from Seattle to Sidney (via Vancouver).

Please view the Getting There page for information.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available at the Mary Winspear Centre located at 2243 Beacon Avenue, with a FREE shuttle bus running continuously between the Mary Winspear Centre and the BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina during show hours. In addition, street parking in downtown Sidney is easy to find and free with additional affordable pay parking lot options. 

Click here to view the Town of Sidney parking restrictions map.

Are all boats on display for sale?

  • Yes, all boats on display are for sale.

Please inquire with the individual brokerages at the Show for information.

Who puts on the BC Boat Show?

  • BCYBA produces the show and is a not-for-profit professional association.

Subscribe to our BC Boat Show Updates email list and follow @BCBoatShow on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay informed on all the exciting plans to make the 2020 Spring Boat Show the best one yet!

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH ONE OF THE LEADING BOATING BRANDS IN BC!

We’re pleased to announce exclusive sponsorship opportunities for our preferred marine industry partners. Become a Boat Show Sponsor PDF Form.

Exhibit your products on land or in the water! Please contact Steven Threadkell, Boat Show Manager (250-885-9134, sthreadkell@shaw.ca) for further information about the Boat Show or for pricing and arrangements of (secure) open air display space. (find pricing information here) 

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BC BOAT SHOW
April 30 - May 3, 2020