North America’s largest indoor boat show, the Toronto Boat Show is celebrating 60 years of showcasing the boating lifestyle to Canadians. The show will feature more than 550 exhibitors and 1200 boats of all sizes, types and shapes.
North South Yacht Sales, Ontario’s specialist in pre-owned power and sailing vessels, will showcase their ‘wall of boat dreams’ in booth #1737 – located along the north wall. Drop by our show booth, check out our dream boat board and meet the NSYS team.
The Toronto Boat Show offers great family value with something for everyone from wakeboarding lessons, canoe and kayaking boat rides to fishing demos, FREE boating seminars and even a live trout pond for the kids.
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So, what makes the 60th year of TIBS so special?
- SUP Polo:
The world of paddleboarding has taken on new forms including the latest trend making its debut at TIBS which combines water polo, lacrosse and paddleboarding. SUP Polo has emerged as the newest way to have fun on the water while getting a great workout. Come watch as teams compete in the exciting sport demonstrations held on the Lake Sunday, January 14.
- Mercy Ships Canada:
Partnering for the first time with the Toronto Boat Show, Mercy Ships Canada is part of a global charity with a mission to deliver free life-saving surgical care to impoverished children and their families. It has already impacted the lives of more than 17 million people around the world. Come meet the inspiring doctors, nurses and volunteers including Canadian Captain Mark Carew, who will be returning home soon from the ship’s current lifesaving mission in Cameroon.
- Brenda Lowe from Survivor and Baywatch:
Hot off the heels of her appearance in this summer’s blockbuster movie, Baywatch, actress Brenda Lowe will be sharing her passion for stand-up paddleboarding and meeting fans on opening weekend, Jan. 12 – 14.
- Lake Activities:
The world’s largest indoor Lake is the perfect setting to enjoy FREE boating activities from pedal boat, kayak and canoe boat rides to wakeboarding lessons from the experts at Boarder Pass. Plus, pro-wakeboarders and waterskiers put on a spectacular show each year, wowing spectators.
- World Championship Indoor Sea Flea Races:
The coolest single-person hydroplane boats, often DIY constructed, and powered by a small motor. Compact, colourful and fun to race, these creative boats that were hugely popular in the 70s will be making a big splash on the Lake!
- NEW Products:
More new products are launched at the Toronto Boat Show than anywhere in Canada, making it the premier destination to get a first look at what’s new in the boating industry.
- Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel:
No doubt that Twiggy entertains audiences wherever she goes but she’s also a big advocate of water safety, teaching the importance of wearing life jackets when out on the water. Twiggy performs daily.
- New Boater Welcome Centre:
The New Boater Welcome Centre is the first stop for new boaters to help them navigate the show, ask questions and find resources to help understand boating basics from safety to financing and affordability.
- The Boathouse:
A hub of knowledgeable experts, The Boathouse is where boaters can talk one-on-one with leaders in their field, attend hands-on workshops on boat maintenance and receive answers to any boating question.
- 250 FREE Seminars:
The Toronto Boat Show offers the most comprehensive line up of education and free daily seminars for boaters of all interests. Learn from boating enthusiasts, marine experts, ocean racers and sailors who will share their incredible adventures. Or take one of the all day premium seminars.
The list is endless. But don’t take our word for it, check out the Toronto Boat Show website and find out, what we already know, that life is really better with a boat!