The Halifax International Boat Show is the preeminent selling venue for Atlantic Canada’s recreational boating industry. It’s a show that buyers trust, and the ideal place to showcase and sell current brands and launch new lines.

Year after year, thousands of visitors flock to this longstanding and beloved show. Late winter and early spring is the ideal time for sales of boats and equipment, so leave the competition in your wake!

A tradition for the recreational marine industry, the nearly 40-year-old event features boats of all shapes and sizes, along with exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, marine electronics and accessories, docks and dock builders.




Floor Plan

HIBS Floorplan 2018 July

(Click floor plan to enlarge)



 Our all-inclusive booth package includes:

  • 8’ Drapery Backwall
  • 3’ Drapery Sidewalls
  • Aisle Carpeting
  • Booth Carpeting (10 x 10 booths only)
  • Exhibitor Parking
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • Container Storage
  • Daily Booth Vacuuming
  • Discount Admission Passes
  • Forklift Services to and from your booth up to 5,000 lbs* (provided that special lifting and moving equipment is not required

 @ $11.00 CDN. per Sq. Ft. (10’x10’ Booths).

Bulk Space
@ $7.35 CDN. per Sq. Ft. (400 sq. ft. – 1,199 sq. ft. )
@ $4.10 CDN. per Sq. Ft. (1,200 sq. ft. – 2,499 sq. ft. )
@ $3.00 CDN. per Sq. Ft. (over 2,500 sq. ft. )
@ $350.00 CDN. each Table Display



Scott Sprague

Show Manager

Vicki Geddes

Exhibit Sales

Catherine MacNutt

Marketing & Operations Manager

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



Book Space

To fax or email your Space Rental Contract, please click the "Download" button to get a copy of the contract then send it in to us using the information on the form. 


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