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Vancouver Boat Show

During British Columbia (B.C.)’s first Family Day weekend, I went to the Vancouver Boat Show, which took place on both Granville Island and in B.C. Place. I love looking at sailboats and yachts, day-dreaming about one day owning a boat of my own. One of my favourite things to do is to go down to one of the many marinas in the city and area. The thing that was different about being at the boat show rather than just staring at boats sitting in the water, was that you could go on to the boats to see inside them. I fell in love with a few of the sailboats, and could picture myself around the islands on the west coast of Canada.

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Speedboats, yachts, kayaks, sailboats. . .


It seemed to me that many people who were there were actually shopping for sailboats, yachts and accessories, but some people were just out enjoying the family day weekend. The floor of B.C. place was where many boats were on display, and the 2nd and 3rd floors of the stadium had booths with things to to buy, seminars and lots of vendors.

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The kayak above is super-fancy. . .you can paddle with your feet and the paddles as well.


How gorgeous is the interior of this yacht?!


Just one several lovely yachts.


In the past, the Vancouver Boat Show was located in the Convention Centre, which I liked, because all the booths were neatly set up in rows. In B.C. Place, the main floor was somewhat empty, and the booths were set up along a hallway on the 2nd floor. I enjoyed the Vancouver Boat Show – but mostly the part on Granville Island, where boats were set up in the marina to go in to and check out.

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