May 2-5, 2019 Port Sidney Marina
The BC Boat Show is hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA) and has grown to become the largest in-the-water boat show on the west coast. The show is an opportunity for yacht brokers to display and sell boats for sale to a wide audience who can go on board all of the boats and discuss the many features with knowledgeable and professionally certified brokers. 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. People attending the show over its four-day run can expect to spend many delightful hours touring the boats of their dreams, seeing the latest yachts both new and used, and witnessing many interesting demonstrations. 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.
Exhibitor Registration Now Open
We are pleased to announce that exhibitor registration is now open for The BC Boat Show (formerly the Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show). Vancouver Island’s signature and largest in-water boat show will take place at Port Sidney Marina May 02 – 05, 2019 in Sidney, BC.
The BC Boat Show draws several thousand visitors every year. Your presence as an exhibitor affords a unique opportunity to present your company at the leading edge of this dynamic industry. Previous exhibitors have reported increasing numbers of qualified prospects and potential buyers at the show each year – just one of the reasons the event is always a sell out for in-water and land-based exhibitors. A professionally managed marketing campaign has been tailored to your target audience and our new venue is already drawing inquiries from a higher than usual number of interested parties.
Once again The Town of Sidney, local businesses and associations have extended a very warm welcome. After last years’ very successful return to Sidney, more activities, displays and events, and a floating food and beverage garden will take place both in and around Port Sidney Marina. Dry land exhibition space will be in a large tented pavilion and we will be featuring more in-water display space than ever before.
We are also very pleased to welcome back the Mill Bay Marine Group as Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 BC Boat Show.
Please see below for pricing and details on how to book your exhibitor space. Early registration is highly recommended. We look forward to seeing you!
OPEN AIR DISPLAY SPACE AND BOATS ON TRAILERS, ETC.
Please contact Steven Threadkell, Boat Show Manager (250-885-9134, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the Boat Show or for pricing and arrangements of (secure) open air display space.
Visit our website and the Boat Show Facebook page to stay informed on all the exciting plans to make the 2019 Spring Boat Show the best one yet!
Subscribe to our BC Boat Show Updates email list or check back for more details regarding exhibitor registration and ticket sales for 2019!
A free shuttle bus will be running during show hours from the ferry terminal to Port Sidney Marina, stopping at the Mary Winspear Centre, where free parking will be available.
BC Ferries ScheduleTravellers 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 StatePlease 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).
Details for 2019 BC Boat Show Coming Soon!
Info for 2019 BC Boat Show Exhibitors:
From now to May, British Columbia boatbuilders and brokers that will be participating in the BC Boat Show will have the opportunity to submit articles about the boats that they will be presenting at the show in the OnBoard newsletter.
The articles should be 250 to 300 words and have three pictures. We can also include videos.
Contact Bob Nicoll at OnBoard Newsletter to submit.
Arbutus Coast Yachts Ltd
Bayview Yacht Sales and Services
Bellingham Yacht Sales
Calibre Yacht Sales
Custom Yacht Sales
Fleming Yachts Canada
Fraser Yacht Sales
Freedom Marine - International Yacht Sale
Grand Yachts Inc
Lifetimer Boats Inc.
M&P Yacht Centre
MillTown Yacht Sales
Pacific Yachting Enterprises Ltd. dba Yacht BC Yacht Sales
Park Isle Marine Ltd.
Parksville Boat House
Port Boat House Limited
Specialty Yacht Sales
Sundance Yacht Sales
Thunderbird Yacht Sales
Van Isle Marina
Yacht Sales West Inc.
Anchor Marine Electric Ltd
Barnacle Systems Inc
Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian Power and Sail Squadron
Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard
Delta Marine Service Ltd.
Electro Shine Metal Finishers Ltd.
Ground Tackle Marine
Jensen Marine Supplies & Services
Jolly Good Trap Company
Karralea Marine And Accessories
Navis Marine Insurance Brokers
Nordic Marine Surveyors
Original Marine Supplies
Pacific Boat Brokers Inc.
Pacific Yachting Magazine
Quadrant Marine Training Institute
Sea Power Marine Centre Ltd.
Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Vector Yacht Services Ltd.
The BC Boat Show runs from Thursday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Come down and join in the fun!
Please view the Tickets & Show Hours page for information on hours.
Adult One-day ticket
$8.00 – $10 at the gate
Senior/Student One-day ticket
$6.00 – $8 at the gate
Child under 16 One-day ticket
Free – when accompanied by an adult
All Access Pass (Four-day pass)
$20.00 – only available online!
Click here to buy your tickets today!
Please view the Tickets & Show Hours page for information and to purchase tickets.
Please view the Getting There page for information.
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.
Please inquire with the individual brokerages at the Show for information.