The 2013 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is Western Canada’s Biggest Outdoor Show and it will take place at the Expo Centre, Northlands from March 14-17, 2013. The doors are set to open on Thursday, March 14th at 12:00 noon and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 17th. The Show will feature hundreds of exhibitors and retailers, all related to the outdoors. Over $20 million in boats, marine products and accessories will be on display.

If you love the outdoors and all the gear that goes along with it, this year’s Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is right up your alley. The Fishin’ Hole’s 35 Hour Fish-Tacular will offer some of the best prices of the season on all your fishing, hunting and outdoor gear needs and wants. Check out the latest in fishing and products on display. Some of the biggest manufacturers will also be present to demonstrate the newest developments in outdoor related products.

If watersports are part of your family’s outdoor fun, there is no better place to see what is new in watercraft and accessories than at the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. There are lots of “show specials” on watercraft of every shape and size, so place your order to ensure a Spring delivery. Whether you are in the market for a new boat, dock or some water toys, you are sure to find everything you are looking for.

“There really is no better place to gear up for the outdoor season ahead than at the 2013 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager “Everything from ski boats to fishing lures and everything in between, will be offered at some the best prices of the season. Shop and compare all under one roof.”

There is something for every member of the family at the 2013 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. The Trigger X Kid’s Fishing Pond offers a unique opportunity for youngsters under the age of 12, to participate in the catch and release program. For a $2.00 donation, with all proceeds going to the Alberta Fish and Game Association, kids can try their hand at catching live trout. For children between the ages of 6 and 12, the Honda Junior Red Rider Club is definitely a highlight. Sign your kids up and give them the chance to receive instruction on off-road riding, gear up in the most current safety gear and then take to the track to practice what they have learned, all under the watchful eye of trained professionals.

There is a growing trend in outdoor adventure travel and tourism. Whether your passion is sea kayaking, West Coast salmon fishing or a remote Northern hunting experience, you will find them all represented at this year’s Show. Shop and compare prices on a variety of excursions and find the one that you have always longed to experience.

No outdoor Show would be complete without the organizations dedicated to education, conservation and preservation. The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association (AHEIA) plays a very important role in the Show. They are extremely active in education, conservation and preservation, as it relates to sportsman’s behavior. Their static and hands on archery, fishing and hunting simulators are sure to provide outdoorsmen of all ages with a unique experience.
Stop by and meet Terry Grant “The Real Mantracker” who will be signing his brand new book “The Ultimate Guide to Tracking Man or Beast.”

Another organization’s whose presentations continue to be a real crowd pleaser, is the Alberta Birds of Prey. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to not only learn about various endangered birds of prey, but actually reach out and touch many of them. The information is entertaining and presented in a family friendly environment. At the conclusion of the presentations, there will be a chance to take pictures with many of these amazing birds.

If you are interested in wildlife photography, gear, fishing or hunting techniques then the Fishing and Hunting Presentation Pool is a must stop. Sit back, relax and learn from some of Western Canada’s leading and most experienced outdoorsmen and women. The seminars will be presented by some of the biggest names in the outdoor industry including: Claudio Ongaro, Chris David, Brad Fenson, Cody Robbins, Vanessa Harrop, TJ Schwanky, and Sandi and Richard Mellon. Following the presentations there will be the opportunity to ask questions and chat one-on-one with the feature presenters. They always welcome the opportunity to talk about what they love with enthusiastic show-goers. The presentation topics are as varied as the presenters experience, so be sure to check on site for times and topics.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and greet Alex Debogorski from the History Channels “Ice Road Truckers” throughout the Show in the Northwest Territories booth, as well as the stars of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”, Willie and Korie Robertson. They will be at the Show on Friday, March 15th only. Check the website for meet and greet as well and question and answer session times.

Be sure to enter to win the Grand Prize, a Kawasaki KVF350 ATV valued at $8650. This prize is courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki and Echo Cycle.

Logo courtesy Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows

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