The 5th Annual Boat Show at the Creek

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Dozens of yachts gather for North Vancouver’s annual boat show, which features fresh cuisine & family-friendly festivities

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Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $13, you get two tickets to The 5th Annual Boat Show at the Creek at Mosquito Creek Marina (up to a $26.88 value, including HST), which takes place September 22–25. Festivities begin at noon on Thursday and Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Children 11 and younger are granted free admission when accompanied by an adult.

Dozens of yachts and other maritime vessels cast their anchors in Mosquito Creek Marina's waters as guests embark on four days of family fun at North Vancouver’s annual boat show. The Squamish Nation, which has owned and operated the marina since 1963, kicks off the daily festivities with opening ceremonies that feature drummers and dancers true to First Nations traditions. When the revelry commences, marine vendors and yacht brokers will unveil their waterproof wares as waves of “oohs” and “aahs” overtake the crowd. Pirates pacing about the shore can put their plundering plans on pause to indulge in a beer garden aboard Celebration on Water, a renovated BC ferry renowned for its dazzling seaside views. Banned from the ocean for besting Neptune in a fish-fry cook-off, Fishworks restaurant owner Shallaw Kadir will also set up shop on shore, dishing out timeless classics alongside contemporary West Coast cuisine.

Young kids can break from the nautical festivities to enjoy a bouncy castle and a special appearance by Courtney Mermaid. Saturday’s guests should plan to bring a dining bib or travel washing machine, as the JRFM Roadshow crew will make an appearance at another of their famous barbecue cookouts.

The 7th Annual Boat Show at the Creek

Hundreds of marine vendors and yacht brokers set up temporary homes on floating platforms at Mosquito Creek Marina for the Boat Show at the Creek. Along with family-friendly events during each of the fest’s days, guests can attend daily boating seminars aboard the Celebration on Water, a refurbished BC ferry. A beer garden and food court are open every day, and guests are welcome to arrive by boat, bring their canine companions, or have the family dog drive the boat before hanging out in the beer garden.

Customer Reviews

Best boat show ever. My wife and I spent the whole day there. Will definitely go back with or without a Groupon.
Glen H. · October 1, 2013
Well run and well laid out boat show. Lots of great yachts to see and lots of suppliers of sub-systems to talk to. Enjoyed it.
Michael J. · September 24, 2012
Great location and well maintained.
Isabela B. · September 23, 2012
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