Major Event for Boating in the Ottawa Region Kicks Off Next Month


January 29, 2019

OTTAWA, ON – In a few weeks’ time, the Greater Ottawa Region’s largest boat show will set sail in the EY Centre. The 2019 edition of the Ottawa Boat Show will take place February 21 through 24, bringing together thousands of boating enthusiasts from across Ontario and into Quebec.

“With the rate tickets and booth space are selling, we’re anticipating a very busy event this year,” said Scott Sprague, Show Manager. “We’re looking forward to some very exciting attractions for guests, including brand new free parking on Thursday and Friday, fishing and boating seminars, a Family Day on Saturday and much more. It’s a great place to start planning a weekend full of activities, and get geared up for the boating season ahead.”

The event is set to showcase the latest cruisers, roundaboats, fishing boats, inflatables, personal watercraft and much more from the region’s leading dealers & manufacturers, along with a variety of boating and lifestyle accessories. For more than four decades, the Ottawa Boat Show has been part of the Ottawa Region’s rich heritage. The 2019 event marks the 44th edition of this classic event for those who love to spend time in, on and around the water.

The popular 40-foot LIVE Mega Tank will be making its return this year, with fishing sessions and live demos from pro staff and local angling experts. The fishing stage will be once again hosted by “Big” Jim McLaughlin, founder of JUST FISHING magazine, and a 35-year veteran of the Canadian sport fishing scene. In addition, a stage dedicated to making the best of your boating season will be filled with presentationsfrom experts within the local boating community. A full schedule for both stages will be available on the show’s website.

Family Day on Saturday of the show will give the first 50 families through the doors a swag bag sponsored by Pirate Cove Marina. A door prize of one Retro 2 Towable from At The Lake Distributing will be available for guests to enter to win, and other prizes and giveaways will be hosted at various booths around the show.

Free parking at the EY Centre will be available for guests on Thursday and Friday at the show.

Tickets to the event are available online here. For complete details, visit the website at and connect with the show on Facebook and Twitter.



Thursday, February 21 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Friday, February 22 from 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, February 24 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

EY Centre
4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON

Scott Sprague, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.

Aurora Boudreau, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.