What's New!?

What's New!?

Check out What's New from our Exhibitors at the 2017 Ottawa Boat Show!

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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Celebrating 125 years of natural resources law enforcement!

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Boating Ontario

Boating Ontario

Stop by booth #1338 to get your FREE Boating Ontario 2017 Directory, your guide to the waterways of Ontario

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Sea Lamprey Booth; Presented by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Sea Lamprey Booth; Presented by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission

A tank of live invasive sea lampreys—the vampires of the Great Lakes—will visit the 2017 Ottawa Boat Show, from February 23-26, 2017.

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2017 Boat Lines

2017 Boat Lines

Check out the full list of boats coming to the 2017 Ottawa Boat Show!

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BoaterEXAM

BoaterEXAM

Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card at the Ottawa Boat Show!

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OPG Water Safety Day

OPG Water Safety Day

Stay Clear and Stay Safe! On Saturday, Feb. 25, OPG will hand out free water safety bags and information materials to help keep families safe this winter

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Parks Canada

Parks Canada

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, Parks Canada is offering FREE admission to areas operated by Parks Canada.

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Manotick Classic Boat Club

Manotick Classic Boat Club

The Manitock Classic Boat Club is a great part of The Ottawa Boat Show so come and check out the many great boats on display at the 2017 show!

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Feel the Bite

Feel the Bite

Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional fisher,  is the host of Feel the Bite TV and a popular speaker and author.

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Speaking of Wildlife

Speaking of Wildlife

Get up close with some of Ontario's magnificent wildlife.

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Show description

The first Canadian National Sportsmen's Show took place in Toronto in 1948. A group of sporting enthusiasts under the leadership of world-famous outdoorsman, author and dedicated conservationist, Frank Kortright, were responsible for an event that would eventually evolve into the Toronto Sportsmen's Show. Kortright saw the approaching environmental crisis and resolved to do something about it, long before it became a worldwide issue. He devoted the latter part of his life, his full attention and abundant energies toward the cause of protecting the wild animals of the fields, the forests, the waters and the skies. In so doing, he created for all Canadians a legacy that will be appreciated by many generations to come

Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows grew from Frank Kortright's vision. Today, it is a not for profit corporation and Canada's largest producer of outdoor shows.

The Ottawa Boat Show is the largest boat show in the Ottawa/ Rideau Region, with an unrivalled selection of boats from powerboats, fishing, cruisers, pontoons to canoes and kayaks. The Ottawa Boat show showcases the best in the Region for boating accessories, cottage living, docks and so much more!

Show location

4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 2N6

(905) 361-2677

Directions & parking

Show hours

  • Thurs February 23rd 11am - 7pm
  • Fri February 24th 11am - 7pm
  • Sat February 25th 10am - 6pm
  • Sun February 26th 10am - 5pm

Admission

  • Adult $15.00
  • Junior (10 - 15yrs) $10.00
  • Senior (65+) $10.00
  • Child (under 10yrs) FREE!
  • Family Pass (2 adult/ 2 junior) $35.00
  • *Cash & Debit only