For more than four decades, the Ottawa Boat Show has been an integral part of the Ottawa Region’s rich heritage. The 2018 event marks the 43rd edition of this classic exposition for summer fun.

For most of its history, the show was hosted by various buildings at Landsdowne Park in downtown Ottawa, with the last show occurring there in 2011 as the City of Ottawa began a major redevelopment of the site. The show eventually moved to the EY Centre near the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and displays the latest products for boaters and those who enjoy the beautiful summer days in and around the Ottawa Region.

The Best in Boating

Featuring the top brands in the business, the Ottawa Boat Show brings together the best selection of boats and equipment with the convenience of finding everything under one roof at the EY Centre. The annual event is the largest boat show in the Ottawa Region, featuring an impressive array of boats, along with the products and services that go with them.

The leading event for recreational boating in Ottawa, this exciting show has something for boating enthusiasts of all types. With an unrivalled selection ranging from powerboats, fishing boats and cruisers, to pontoons, canoes and kayaks, it’s a showcase of the best in the region for boating accessories, cottage living, docks and so much more! Mark your calendar for the 2018 Ottawa Boat Show to be part of the excitement!

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Let’s Go Fishing!
Known as “Ontario's Adventure Playground” and the “Whitewater Capital of Canada,” the Ottawa Valley is home to more than 900 lakes and four major river systems, making it a paradise for recreational fishing fanatics. In the midst of the breathtaking landscapes and scenery, the Valley includes 158,000 acres of water filled with more than 20 species of fish.
These uncrowded waters form a healthy ecosystem in which you’ll find bass, walleye, northern pike and muskellunge. This popular area is located within a day's drive of major centres in Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern United States.
Let’s Go Fishing will be an exciting new show feature highlighting exhibitors with products and services for the recreational fishing enthusiast, along with educational seminars, appearances by industry celebrities and interactive activities.


Exhibitor List as of January 3, 2018

Aim Marine Inc
All Marine Advantage - Marine Insurance
Andre Lalonde Marine
At The Lake Distributing
Bass Cat
Blue Fish Canada-Lawrence Gunther
Boating Ontario Association
BRP Sea-Doo
Brown's Marina
Canada Propeller Inc.
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons
Capital Memorial Gardens
Carmichael's Meats
Chartrand Marine & Recreatif
Clearwater Design Canoes and Kayaks
Confort Marin
Costco Wholesale
Cottage Toys
CSURF Board Shop Inc
Discover Boating
Discovery Dream Homes
DM Boat Sales
Fraktals Chocolates
G.B. Marine 
Grady White
George's Marine
Godfrey Pontoon
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Grenville Fish & Game Club
Hurst Marina
Jewel 98.5
John's Marina
Kanata Honda
Laurentian Marine Sales
Leather Better
Lefroy Harbour Resorts / Ranger Tugs
Legend Boats
Len's Cove Marina
LKQ Cumberland 942
Loiselle Sports
Luc Morin
Manitou Pontoon
Manotick Antique Boats
MD Marine Insurance
Mike's Marine
Montego Bay
North South Nautical Group Inc 
Northstar Marine Insurance Inc
Ocean Yacht Sales
OFAH Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
Ontario Flag and Pole
Ontario Provincial Police
Original Energy Sales Inc
Orleans Boat World & Sports
Ottawa Flyfishers Society
Perth Powersports
Phoenix Bass Boats
Pirate Cove Marina
PLS Insoles Inc.
Portside Marine Insurance
Powerboat Canada
Powercases Canada
Pride Marine Group
Redfern Enterprises Ltd.
RF Enterprises
Rideau Ferry Marine
Rideau Nautical Modellers
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Starcraft Marine
Sun Tracker
Sweetwater pontoon
Tall Ships Adventure
TD Auto Insurance
That Hunting Store
The Boat Warehouse
The Sam Group
Toyota Canada
Yamaha Motor Company Ltd.

Door Prizes

Be at the show & enter to win one of two exciting door prizes:

One of the most popular towables from ATL (At the Lake), the Retro™ 2 offers roadster-style performance in a fun, versatile design. Tows from both ends! Value: $368

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Loiselle Sports will get you out on the water with a FREE Weekend Seadoo rental – trailer included! Value: $500.00

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Ottawa Boat Show – Hotels
Room blocks are rates have been arranged for the following properties. All quoted rates are subject to the destination marketing program 3% tax plus 13% tax. Indicate you want the Ottawa Boat Show Rate.


Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road
Ottawa, ON
K1V 1S1
$145.00 per night
$10.00 per night added for each additional adult


Days Inn Ottawa Airport
366 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, ON
K1V 1C1
$129.95 per night
Quote CGBOAT for rate


Hampton Inn by Hilton Ottawa Airport
2869 Gibford Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1V 2L9
Call directly to book 1-613-248-1113
Or go to www.hampton.com. Enter city and dates. Click on “Add special rate codes” Enter OBS in the “group code” section.
$149.00 2 Queen Bedroom
$159.00 King Bedroom


Holiday Inn Express Suites
2881 Gibford Drive
Gloucester, ON
K1V 2L9
Reserve Online – www.hieottawa.com Put in exact dates of check-in & check out (within Feb 21-25 window). Put OBS under the box for Group ID.
$154.00 2 Queen Bedroom


Room blocks and negotiated rates will be held for individuals to book up until January 21, 2018 or until the room blocks are depleted. Indicate that you are with the Ottawa Boat Show to obtain the rate.

NOTE: cut-off date for Days Inn is January 24, 2018 and their room block is CGBOAT.


Adult - $15.00
Junior/Youth - $10.00 (10 - 16)
Senior - $10.00 (65+)
Family Pass - $35.00 (2 adults, 2 juniors)
Event Pass - $25.00


New Logo 2016 FINAL

Family Day Sponsored by Pirate's Cove Marina is Sunday at the show. Be one of the first 50 families and receive a swag bag stuffed with gifts for the entire family!