All About Boat Festival In Canada

Boat festival in Canada

The activities around the globe might have got stalled because of COVID-19, but what didn’t change over the due course of time is passion, love, and excitement for fun events such as boating.

Events held in abundance turn it into a boating festival held in different parts of Canada. The events are carried out following the safety guidelines promoted by the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC). 

A major part of the mission of CSBC is to offer common core education messages and resource materials that anyone can use as a boater or as a boating safety educator. 

The CSBC focuses on simple yet core messages like;

  • Wear a lifejacket.
  • Boat sober. This includes abstaining from both alcohol and drugs of any sort.
  • Take a Boating Course.
  • Be Prepared – Your Vessel and You. 
  • Cold Water Immersion

To know more about it, you can also visit CSBC’s website, i.e.

The site will give you deep insights on the requirement for safety equipment, how to choose, and care for it, and a lot more.  

On the site, you may also come across information about CSBC, its mission, and its activities.

CSBC Campaigns include the following:

  • Safe boating awareness week.
  • Operation dry water.
  • Hooked on lifejackets.
  • Stretching the season.
  • Cold water awareness.
  • Enjoy boating.
  • Rental boat safety.

As mentioned above, the events happen almost in every part of Canada. Let’s first explore what happens in Vancouver.

About Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival

The much-awaited festival brings the best that Victoria has to offer- a great race venue, a seasoned race management team, a complete line-up of food, family activities, entertainment, and also dragon boat cultural events. 

This boat festival brings forth uniquely selected race formats that challenge recreational as well as competitive teams. This festival is not just restricted to competitive events but these have a lot more to deliver like food. Yes! Cultural displays? Yes! with addition to dancing, shopping, etc.

One thing that mesmerizes is that the island’s festival has not lost its momentum- it still goes in full swing. 

The festival is held with the aim to entertain, delight locals, and challenge visiting teams across competitive and recreational divisions through innovations such as:

  1. Recreational and competitive championships with medals for the winners. 
  2. Knock-out challenges both for men and women and the participant teams.
  3. A flag-relay championship race to test the strength of drummers, stroke seats, and crews. 
  4. Entertainment, and amenities, including stage performances, international foods, and family-oriented amusements events.

The boat festivals invite each one of you to make merry and create the best memories.

Race Management

Such events are managed by dedicated staff coaches, fitness trainers, and instructors who run the programs, events, races, and other services such as paddling clubs, fitness centers, etc. 


The events are not just restricted to boat racing, but there are plenty of activities that family and friends can consider. 

Victoria offers everything from stunning scenery, to great food, and much more. 

This was all about Victoria’s Boat events. Now, let us see what happens in Toronto. 

Toronto International Boat Show

This is considered to be the best place to witness and even buy boats. This event ensures relaxation through activities such as boating and even buying; choose what you seek. 

One of the amazing things about the boat festival in Toronto is that it offers different boating types and even a free-of-cost experience for visitors. The event has professionals to assist the visitors in case they have any queries related to boating. Whether you are into making a purchase or you are just one of those who would like to rejuvenate, this event has got you covered. In this event, you will find a variety of boats and their possible boating equipment.

Event details are here

About the Event

The exhibitors from all over the place gather and market their marine equipment. Special seminars are conducted by the marine industry to educate newly-established firms and visitors about the latest marine trends, technology, and equipment. For the newbies in the industry, special training and seminars are also organized. 

If we talk about Calgary Boat and Outdoor Show, it features boats of all sizes, fishing, and marine accessories such as hunting gear, outfitters, fishing guides, lodges, destination travel locations, and a variety of other relatable products and services.

The boat events take place almost everywhere in Canada. If you are in Quebec, it also has a lot of interesting events for you to experience.

Quebec Two In-Water Boat Shows 

Located in Bassin Louise on the amazing site of the Marina du Port de Québec, the Bateau à flot de Québec invites people to visit and try the boats on the water. The event took place during the weekend of September 9 to 11, 2022. It seemed a perfect chance for people to meet environment enthusiasts.  

When: September 9 to 11, 2022
Where: Port of Quebec Marina, Bassin Louise

Friday, Sept 9: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 10: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 11: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


You just cannot miss this nautical event, Bateau à flot de Montréal. This boat event invites you to live your passion for your family and for yourself.  

Nearly a hundred boats are presented exclusively at the festival, situated in the Jacques-Cartier basin, in the heart of the Old Port of Montréal.

When: September 22 to 25, 2022
Where: Port d'escale – Old Port of Montreal, Jacques-Cartier basin

Thursday, Sept 22: 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept 23: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 25: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept 9: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 10: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 11: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here are the details of the events

About Canada’s Largest Vintage Boat Show

ACBS organizes boat shows every year and this year they promoted it with the theme, “Magic on the Water.” The boat show clearly delivers some of the finest vintage and antique wooden boats. This event holds many new initiatives as well such as water-ski shows with vintage boats, skiers, children’s activities, nautical flea markets, etc.

For those who look forward to the elusive boat part, Nautical Flea Market is the best. 

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