Stop dreaming and start boating! This show has everything from entry level to luxury boats, plus a full range of services and accessories. From February 8 – 11, sweep the snow aside and think about the water instead of winter. Come and see hundreds of exhibitors at Halifax Exhibition Centre and make your dreams a reality.

Maybe you’d like to be zipping along atop the waves with the kids towed behind in a tube. Or perhaps you want to entertain guests with a leisurely sail along the shorelines, or a relaxing sunset paddle with your fishing rod. Regardless, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at the show. There’s no better place to get a head start on the boating season!



Photo Contest


It's that time of year again! We are now taking entries for our Best Boating of 2017 Photo Contest!

Enter up to 5 photos in any of the following categories:
1) Best Boating Time 2017
2) Best Critters on Board 2017
3) Best Kids on Board 2017

To submit your entry, leave your photo(s) in a comment on the Facebook Contest post, send them in a Facebook private message, by email info@boatinginatlanticcanada.com or enter on Instagram by tagging us @halifaxboatshow and using the hashtag #HaveBoatHaveSummer

Please tell us where the photo was taken and in which category you would like to be entered. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.

Official Rules:

  1. Contest is open to residents of Canada.
  2. Contest has three categories: Best Boating of 2017, Best critter(s) on Board 2017, Best kids on Board 2017
  3. There will be one winner in each category. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and are selected by subject, composition, colour, difficulty and popularity on Facebook.
  4. The submission deadline for photos is 11:59 pm Atlantic Time on February 7th 2018
  5. Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the website www.halifaxboatshow.com on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
  6. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, there will be no prize substitutions.
  7. Prizes can be picked up at the Halifax International Boat Show on Saturday or Sunday or prize will be shipped. Contestants have 90 days to claim their prize.
  8. Participants submitting a photo must have permission to use the photo and not be in violation of any copyright laws.
  9. To enter the contest, post photos to the Halifax International Boat Show Facebook page, clearly stating that it is an entry to the contest by using the hashtag #haveboathavesummer, and in which category, location and name of photographer. By email: info@boatinginatlanticcanada.com, or on Instagram by tagging @halifaxboatshow and using the hashtag #haveboathavesummer 
  10. A maximum of 5 photos per participant.
  11. Halifax International Boat Show reserves the right to reject any entry in violation of the contest or featuring inappropriate, offensive or illegal material.
  12. By submitting their photo to the contest, participants agree that their photo(s) may be used by the Halifax International Boat Show and Master Promotions Ltd. in social media and other marketing.
  13. By submitting a photo to the contest, participants indemnify Facebook, Instagram, any third party applications, event sponsors, exhibitors and the event facility and will not hold them liable in any way for the photo contest administration, operation, contents or results.
  14. The photo contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
  15. In the event of any dispute or disagreement regarding the selection of the contest winner, the Halifax International Boat Show reserves the right to make the final decision.


Floor Plan

HIBS Floorplan 2018 July

2017 Exhibitor List

3871461 Canada Inc.
Acriliteck Marine Services
Adventure Motors
Allain's Sales & Service
Armdale Yacht Club
Atlantic Car Stereo
Atlantic Fabrics
Atlantic Wharf Builders Inc
Atlantica Oak Island Marina
Atomix Boats
Baddeck Marine
Barbara Lynns Gifts
Bear River Plastics
Bedford Basin Yacht Club
Bell Aliant
Beta Marine Canada
Boatguide Canada- Halifax Search & Rescue
Bob King Distributors
Cabano Marine et Sport
Canada Propeller Inc
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Canadian Yachting Magazine
Candock Maritimes
City of Miramichi- Miramichi Striper Cup
Cobequid Mountain Sports
Cold Water Docks
Comfort Foam & Fibre
Covey Island Boatworks
CPS Squadrons-Alderney & Halifax Squadron
C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd.
Da Sign Shop
Dartmouth Yacht Club
Discover Boating c/o Atlantic Marine Trades Association
Discovery Sailing RYA Training Centre
Docks Unlimited
Doyle Sailmakers
DSS Marine Inc.
East Coast EZ Dock & Eagle Beach Contractors
East Coast Power Systems
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Fairway Insurance Services Inc
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
FLIR Maritime- Raymarine
Full Throttle Powersports
Gateway Insurance- Halifax South
Gold River Marina
Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
Honda Marine Canada
Icom Canada
Icon Marine
In Slocum's Wake RYA Training Centre
Interlux and Awlgrip
Investors Group
Iron Wind Marine
Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Halifax
LKQ Keystone Moncton
Lunenburg Yacht Club
Mahone Marine Ltd
Maritime Ship Modellers Guild
Mermaid Marine Products
Metro Guide Publishing
Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd
Municipality of Argyle
NewStar Marine & Scooter
Nodding Sales & Service
North Sails Yacht Shop
Nova Automotive
Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers Association
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Ocean Yacht Sales
Original Energy Sales
Paddle Canada
Paynes Marine
Performance Sails
Quartermaster Marine
Raina the Mermaid (Sat & Sun)
Ranger Tugs- Lefroy Harbour Resorts
Rekord Marine Enterprises
Saeplast Americas Inc.
Sailing CBI Inc
Sail Mahone Bay
Sail Nova Scotia
Sainte-Famille Wines Ltd.
SeaBright Marine Limited
Seamasters Services
Schooner Cove Marine
Shining Waters Marine
Shore Things
Skippers Plan Insurance- Arthur J. Gallagher Canada
Small Wooden Boat Group
Softub Canada
South Shore Ship Modellers Guild
Spartan Ocean Racing & Training
Still Fired Distilleries
Stright-Mackay Limited
Sunnybrook Yacht Brokers
Tactical Innovations Canada
TD Auto Finance
The Boat Shop
The Binnacle
The Dock Outlet
The Nova Scotia Sea School
Traditional Marine
Transat Marine
Unicorn Restoration Ltd.
Vanishing Sail Movie- Thursday Evening
VMG Marine
Waterfront Development
Western Marine
White Water Marine Ltd
Zodiac Inflatables- Seamasters


Room blocks are rates have been arranged for the following properties. All quoted rates are subject to tax.

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Rate available until January 20, 2018

1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 2L2
902-423-5130 or 1-800-565-2020


$129.00 per night
Room Block is held under the event name: Boat Show 2018


The Comfort Hotel by Choice Hotels
Rate available until January 17, 2018

88 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS
B3S 1A2


$114.99 per night
Room Block is held under the event name: Halifax Boat Show


Coastal Inn Halifax
Rates available until room block is depleted

98 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS
B3S 1A2
1 855-603-8999


Rooms starting at $109.00 per night
Room Block is held under the name: Exhibition Centre Vendor

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