Dec 20, 2021
In light of the Friday, December 17 announcement by the Provincial Health Office restricting capacity limits in venues of 1,000 individuals or more to a maximum capacity of 50%, the Board of Directors of Boating BC, owners of the Vancouver International Boat Show have made the decision to cancel the 2022 Vancouver Boat Show. The in-person show is Western Canada’s largest boating event and was scheduled for February 9-13, 2022.
Don Prittie, President of Boating BC, says “although we are all incredibly disappointed, cancelling the show is the responsible thing for the association to do. I want to thank our partners across our industry and boating enthusiasts across the province for their ongoing support. We will evaluate in the New Year if we will host a virtual show and advise our exhibitors, members and the public once a decision has been made.”
For nearly 60 years the Vancouver International Boat Show has signaled the upcoming boating season in British Columbia, a region known as one of the premier boating locations in the world. Considered to be one of the premier boat events in North America, the Vancouver International Boat Show is a significant contributor to the $1.25 billion in annual economic impact the industry generates in British Columbia.