Boat Shows & Events

Toronto International Boat Show 2020

Date: January 17 - 26, 2020
Location: Show map
Enercare Centre
100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3



World's Largest Indoor Lake for Boaters
The world's largest indoor lake for boaters returns to Ricoh Coliseum, where novice and experienced boaters can experience FREE boat rides; canoes, kayaks and pedal boats and more!
The Lake also features the spectacular Winter Wake Fest show, packed with pro wakeboard/wakeskate riders, Stand UP Paddle Board races, and more.

Preview Day
Mark your calendar now for Preview Day – January 17, 2020.

The evening is a truly unique shopping experience! Platinum and Gold ticket holders preview the show's 550 marine exhibits while enjoying live entertainment and delicious food and beverages. Plus, they have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items – including the latest in marine accessories and gifts with the proceeds going to charity. To date, the Toronto Boat Show’s Special Preview Night has raised more than $835,000 for initiatives close to the hearts of the boating community. Learn more about Preview Day.

Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel Returns to the Toronto Boat Show!!
It’s Forever Summer at Twiggy’s Lagoon! Come join Twiggy and her team for a family friendly, fun-filled, interactive show featuring Twiggy the World Famous Water-Skiing Squirrel! Learn about water safety, waterskiing and what wild things Twiggy gets into at her lagoon. This show is full of laughs, surprises and even features a special guest, Roxie, as Twiggy’s trusty lifeguard! Twiggy will be appearing daily throughout all nine days of the Toronto Boat Show!

Cooper’s Treasure - Treasure Hunting From Outer Space!
Considered one of NASA's original space pioneers, astronaut Gordon Cooper discovered something extraordinary on a 1963 mission. While circling Earth during a 122-hour flight to detect nuclear sites, Cooper photographed more than 100 anomalies around the South Caribbean. He later believed the dark patches that appeared on the photos to be sunken ships, and while working for decades in secret, Gordon created a map that he thought could uncover treasures worth billions of dollars. Before passing away, he shared his meticulous research with long-time friend Darrell Miklos, and now Miklos is teaming with seasoned explorers and researchers to finally make good on Gordon's dream and locate incredible treasures lost at sea!

Meet & Greet crew members Darrell Miklos, Jim Sinclair at the Cooper’s Treasure feature booth January 17 – 19 and hear stories of their time scouring the ocean floor in search of sunken treasure! And don’t miss their fascination presentations located in the Presentation Theatre:

  • Saturday, January 18 at 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 19, at 12:00 pm

Great Canadian Fish Tank
Providing a fish-eye's view of how fish react to different lures and techniques, our 40-foot long aquarium is filled with 5,000 gallons of water and stocked with native Ontario marine life.
Daily seminars demonstrate how different fish react to different types of bait, step-by-step casting methods, and the latest tips on how to catch "the big one"!

Yamaha Fish Off
Sign up at The Lake to get the chance to participate in the Yamaha Fish Off at the World’s Largest Indoor Lake. Learn how to cast from top Canadian fishing pros and fishing experts! Lots of casting fun!

Yamaha Fish Off Schedule:

  • Saturday, January 18 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 19 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, January 24 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 25 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Sunday, January 26 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Kids Fishing Zone
Kids can learn how to catch and release live fish with the help of experts at the Kids Trout Pond. So much fun and prizes too!

FREE Hourly Seminars
Boating experts from around the world educate, inspire and entertain at the Toronto Boat Show, sharing their experience and expertise on everything from boating basics to spellbinding boating adventures.

New Product Showcase
If there is a new product on the market, one of the first places you'll find it is at the Toronto International Boat Show. The latest and most innovative products from eye-catching boats to handy new boating accessories will be featured at individual exhibitor booths. Just look for the "New Product" balloon!

Get Into Sailing
The most popular sailing yachts in Canada are open for boarding at the Upper Deck, and you'll find dinghies and inflatables nearby. Yacht clubs, sailing associations and cruising destinations are onboard as well. Set your compass further north to shop the Industry Building for cruising and racing accessories and the latest electronics. More great sail features and talk to experts in the field of sailing!

Visit Booth 1442:

  • Sailing Simulator: Get a hands on sailing experience! For individuals 100 lbs or less
  • Virtual Reality: What does sailing feel like? Experience sailing from the comfort of our booth – no lifejacket required
  • Hiking Bench: Think you have what it takes to sail a laser? Test your endurance against an Olympian!
  • Knots: Learn how to tie the most useful sailing knots.
  • Life raft: Be prepared in case of an accident on the water. Learn what to pack in your ditch bag!

Celebrating Antique and Vintage Boats – “Magic on the Water!”
Canada has a rich boating history spanning over 100 years and the mission of the Antique and Classic Boat Society-Toronto is to protect, preserve and promote Antique and Vintage boats. Stop by the ACBS display and learn more about ACBS-Toronto and view several of these magical watercraft that tell the story.

Kids & Classics Boatshops Museum
The Kids & Classics Boatshops Museum is a community, volunteer boatshop in Glen Williams (near Georgetown), where donated antique boats are being restored, and kids-at-risk boatbuilding programs take place several times a season. Check out "4 kids build a 12-foot rowboat in two days" learn to row and then go sailing and seafleaing as follow-up to the boatbuilding. The goal is to infect them with "Wooden Boat Disease"! This year you can carve a miniature paddle, assemble an antique outboard and try other hands on activities in the booth - visit us, buy a raffle ticket on a sea flea or skiff or just chat old boats!


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Dates & Times

January 17 - 26, 2020

ALL Weekdays: 11am-8pm
BOTH Saturdays: 10am to 7pm
Sunday, January 19: 10am to 6pm
Sunday, January 26: 10am to 5pm

Preview Day: Friday, January 17, 2pm - 8pm
Don’t miss this all-inclusive unique experience, it is by far the best day to shop the show without the crowds and an ideal day to talk with exhibitors and board the boats!

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