The Toronto International Boat Show is Coming

The Toronto International Boat Show is Coming
The Toronto International Boat Show is Coming
Tons of new models of boats the you can check out close up.

With an abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers surrounding us, it?s no wonder that Ontario is hailed the No. 1 fishing destination in North America. In fact, Ontario contains one quarter of all the available freshwater in the world!

The Toronto International Boat Show, Canada?s largest and most popular marine marketplace, drops anchor January 14 - 22, 2012. It is the premier and FIRST show of the New Year for fishing enthusiasts to shop, learn and get great tips for the upcoming angling season. Find the boat of your dreams ? and everything to go along with it ? at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. Celebrating 54 years as the best place to see and buy boats, the show also offers expert boating and fishing information, an abundance of family fun attractions and on-the-water boating activities.

Whether you?re in the mood for checking out the latest models of fishing vessels, interested to learning more about local Lake Ontario marine life, or want hands-on demonstration from top professional anglers on how to catch ?The Big One,? the Toronto Boat Show is your one-stop shop for all your fishing needs.

NEW this year to the Toronto Boat Show, you can pre-shop for the perfect fishing boat online! Canadian Boat Shows Inc. has partnered with to offer the Official Boat Listing Service of the 2012 Toronto Boat Show. A complete and comprehensive boat-listing showroom, consumers can pre-plan and find information on specific boat models that will be on display at this year?s show.

Fish swimming in the fishing seminar tank.

One of the most popular destinations is the Great Canadian Fish Tank -- a must-see for both experienced and novice anglers. A 40-foot long aquarium filled with 5,000 gallons of water and stocked with native Ontario marine life, it is a unique teaching tool for pros to share their tips with anglers of all ages. The Great Canadian Fish Tank literally provides the fish-eye?s view of how fish react to different lures and techniques and this year?s line-up of Fish Tank speakers and topics provides a wide range of tips and tricks for perfecting techniques on waters near and far. Presented by Yamaha, Mercury Marine, Shimano, Navionics, Rapala and Minn Kota, visit for demonstration and seminar speaker dates and times.

Elsewhere at the show you?ll find the latest products and services to enhance your fishing experience ? boats, engines, electronics and navigation instruments, fishing tackle, foul weather gear, insurance, and more. Not to mention Exclusive Boat Show Specials: From fishing to cruising and family fun there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. The Toronto Boat Show features exclusive onsite special deals allowing you to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing, and gear up with the latest accessories ? all under one roof!

Bring the entire family to the Boat Show for a day of fun and fishing! It?s never too early to introduce young ones to the joys of fishing. At the Kids Fishing Zone, they can learn to catch live trout with Fish TV?s charismatic personalities Leo & Ron, and watch their faces light up when they hook their first catch! With FREE admission and activities for kids under age 16, a day at the Toronto Boat Show is by far the best entertainment value for the whole family.

The indoor lake with boats, wake boarding and demonstrations.

Mark your calendar for the much-anticipated return of Special Preview Night, Friday, January 13, 2012 ? and enjoy all that the show has to offer without the crowds. Plus enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and beverages and a unique shopping experience. Over the past 10 years, Special Preview Night has raised more than $560,000 for boating-affiliated charities. Tickets on sale November 1 at or call 905-951-0009.

The Boat Show is also offering exciting online prizes such as an exclusive Special Preview Night, Maple Leaf Tickets & Hotel Package, valued at $1,200! Includes:

  • 2 tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers, Saturday, January 14th, 2012.
  • 2 tickets to the Special Preview Night ? Friday, January 13th (4:00 to 9:00 pm)
  • 2 tickets to the Toronto Boat Show (January 14 to 22, 2012)
  • One-bedroom suite at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel for 2 nights
  • Draw Date: January 9, 2012

Enter to win online now! For further details on the 2012 Toronto International Boat Show, advance discounted tickets and to enter the online contests, go to //

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