Boat shows celebrate methods of water travel that are far easier than doggy paddling or piloting rafts made of cinderblocks. Marvel at more agile vessels with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two single day adult passes to the Toronto International Boat Show (up to a $36 value). The show lasts from Saturday, January 14, to Sunday, January 22. Tickets are valid for admission on Monday, January 16, Tuesday, January 17, or Wednesday, January 18.
The Toronto International Boat Show enthralls maritime enthusiasts and novices alike with more than 1,000 sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and cruisers on display and a plethora of attractions. Requiring six days of construction, an indoor lake grants attendees free inflatable and paddleboat rides atop more than one million gallons of Lake Ontario water. Five thousand gallons of water and native aquatic Ontarian critters occupy the 40-foot long Great Canadian Fish Tank, and Duma, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, enchants onlookers by waterskiing, steering a boat, and emitting a series of sacred barks that summon Poseidon from the rippling waves below. Seafarers such as Zac Sunderland, the youngest person to circumnavigate the Pacific Ocean solo at age 16, discuss their travels and experiences at more than 140 enrapturing seminars. Toronto International Boat Show’s Discover Boating Centre stays staffed throughout the event’s duration with experts that can help spectators traverse their way through the show, answer boating-related queries, and dispense tips on which brand of pipe cleaners makes the most convincing catfish masks.
Toronto International Boat Show's prices vary throughout depending on customer age. Children 16 and under are admitted for free.