Ottawa Boat Show Opens This Thursday


February 19, 2019

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

The annual event showcases a massive selection of boats, docks, marine accessories, kayaks, canoes, and personal watercraft from over twenty of the region’s leading dealers & manufacturers.

“The Ottawa Boat Show is the best place to see the latest options for recreational boaters on the market,” said Scott Sprague, Show Manager. “Dealers bring a wide range of stock and show-only specials, which makes this an opportune time to buy. Plus, with free parking on Thursday and Friday, fishing and boating seminars, and Family Day on Saturday, there’s a full weekend worth of activities for everyone in the family.”

For more than four decades, the Ottawa Boat Show has been part of the 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.

Free parking at the EY Centre will be available for guests on Thursday and Friday, sponsored by Orleans Boat World and partners:


Highlights for this year include:

  • The popular 40-foot LIVE Mega Tank, 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.
  • A new seminar stage with presentations from experts within the local boating community. Boat buying tips, water safety, and other topics will be discussed.
  • Family Day on Saturday presented by Pirate Cove Marina – where the first 50 families through the door will receive a swag bag.
  • Displays from the Manotick Classic Boat Club and Capital Marine Modellers’ Guild, and other local non-profit groups including conservation organization BlueFish Canada.

A door prize of one Aquaglide Retro 2 Towable tube 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.

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.