3rd Annual Nanaimo Boat Show
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 - Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Thurs. 12pm-6pm Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-3pm
The most exciting boat show on Vancouver Island is back! Come and experience the very best of the boating and marine world. With tens of millions of dollars worth of inventory and products available, the Nanaimo Boat Show has a boat for every budget and a wide range of marine products and services to choose from.
Come celebrate boating and get inspired to take advantage of the breathtaking opportunities and activities on the water. Whether you’re young or old, new to boating or a master mariner, the Nanaimo Boat Show is your opportunity to become more involved in the most remarkable leisure activity in the world.
The Nanaimo Boat Show is a family friendly, licensed event with food and beverage service as well as live music. And yes, we are pet friendly, but please respect all participants and exhibitors by ensuring your pet is leashed at all times.
Show times are as follows:
Thursday, March 30th, 2017: 12pm – 6pm
Friday, March 31st, 2017: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, April 1st, 2017: 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017: 10am – 3pm
Hosted at The Waterfront Suites and Marina, the Nanaimo Boat Show offers a fully tented exhibit as well as a floating show for boats in the water. All in one spectacular location!
Free Parking is available at Maffeo Sutton Park – a short stroll from the venue. But we also offer a Free Shuttle service avaible during the show. Pickup to and from Maffeo Sutton Park to the Nanaimo Boat is every 30 minutes – or quicker depending on demand.
Additional free parking is also available throughout Stewart Avenue where marked.
More parking options will be announced soon!
Make sure to bring your little ones and future boaters to the show. We encourage parents to access the educational boating and safety resources for kids. There will also be a fun and dedicated Kid Zone for children 12 and under. From face painting, to a bouncy castle play area, your kids are sure to be entertained.
OUR PROUD SPONSORS
-Nanaimo Hospitality Association
-Island Savings Credit Union
-Groupe Sirri Provident
-Waterfront Suites and Marina
-Gogo Telugo Creatives
-Budget Car and Truck Rental
-The Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Buy Your Tickets Here
One-Day Pass: $8
All Access Pass: $10
Children (12 and under): Free
Enter to win amazing prizes when you buy your tickets online! When you buy your Nanaimo Boat Show tickets, your purchases are entered to win a vast array of prizes. The more tickets, the better your chances!
Donations can be made to the John Howard Society of Nanaimo.