Ottawa Boat Show Attracts Thousands to 2019 Edition

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Boat Show swept into the EY Centre for its 44th edition this past weekend, with over 300 models on display and everything needed to prepare for the boating season ahead. Recreational boaters from across the region were there for an impressive display of the latest watercraft options on the market. Attendance was higher than average with over 9,000 attendees over the course of four days.

“By all counts, we can call this year a major success,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “Some exciting new attractions including free parking on Thursday and Friday really brought out visitors on those weekdays days that are typically less crowded. We saw a lot of families on Saturday for family day, and dealers were very pleased with the number of serious buyers out on the show floor throughout the event.”

More than 20 of the region’s top dealers were in attendance and reported strong sales at the show. With top brands and a vast array of gear and services all under one roof, there was something to offer for every type of boating enthusiast.

Highlights from this year’s edition included advice for boaters on the new Boating Seminar stage, Family Day sponsored by Pirate Cove Marina, expert advice on the Pro Fishing stage, a 40-foot live Megatank, and much more – from kid’s fishing lessons to model boat displays. A special thanks to the event’s free parking sponsors:

Congratulations to the show’s door prize winner, Brittanie Kohls, who took home a towable tube sponsored by At the Lake (ATL) Distributing.

The Ottawa Boat Show is produced by Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company.

The show will be back in 2020 – stay tuned for details!


EY Centre

4899 Uplands Drive
Ottawa, ON K1V 2N6
(613) 822-8800


Scott Sprague

Show Manager

Vicki Geddes

Exhibit Sales

Moira Pellerine

Marketing & Operations Manager