2018 BC Sportsmen’s Show a Hit with Thousands of Outdoor Enthusiasts

March 6, 2018

Abbotsford, BC – TRADEX was filled with the region’s hunters, fishers and boaters this past weekend – March 2 to 4 – for BC’s largest boating, fishing, hunting and sportsmen’s event: the BC Sportsmen’s Show. Previously known as the BC Boat & Sportsmen’s Show and BC Hunting Show, the event was met with positive reviews from attendees and exhibitors alike.

“It was great to see so many visitors back for another big show,” said Show Manager Les Trendall. “This is the largest venue for the region’s outdoor enthusiasts to see what’s new and exciting for the year ahead. And thousands upon thousands enjoyed their chance to do just that!”

The BC Sportsmen’s Show turns TRADEX into a massive one-stop marketplace for fishing, hunting and boating, with retailers and manufacturers, boats of all sizes, camping gear, ATVs and accessories, hunting gear and equipment, camo clothing, retailers, outfitters and more.

Attendance this year was on par with previous editions. More than 33,000 visitors came to shop and take in the action, including seminars with a variety of demonstrations on the Mercury pro fishing and pro hunting stages. Special appearances from JustHunt TV host Amanda Lynn Mayhew added to the excitement.

Plenty of families enjoyed a weekend at the show, with activities for children including the popular fishing pond, panning for gold, fly tying and Cabela’s Fun Zone.

Sales are typically strong at this event, which has an impressive retail component. Approximately three quarters of show visitors make a purchase! Feedback from many exhibitors indicated that shoppers were again out in full force for 2018.

A popular Facebook photo contest took place in advance of the event, with the winner Ryan Hardy taking home two tickets to the show and $100. His incredible capture of an eagle fishing in Bamfield, BC was a fan favourite - see the photo and the story behind it here.

winner photo

PHOTO: Grand Prize winner Dylan Murray of Abbotsford, BC (Middle); Andrew McGillivray, Sales Manager of GVPS (right;) and Les Trendall, Show Manager of BC Sportsmen’s Show (left)

One of the elements that show visitors get particularly excited about is the fantastic door prizes. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Dylan Murray of Abbotsford, BC was the Grand Prize winner of a 2018 Can-am Outlander 450 ATV sponsored by Greater Vancouver Powersports & BRP
  • Luke Morrow of Langley, BC won a Humminbird Helix 7X Sonar courtesy of Johnson Outdoors
  • Maria Hutchison of Abbotsford, BC won a Scorpion Premium Optics Package with Rang Finer and riflescopes courtesy of Siwash Sports
  • Tara Beeke of Agassiz, BC won $1,500 in Accessories courtesy of Fly Fishing Film Tour sponsors
  • and Larry Greenwood of Burnaby, BC won a Gold Panning Experience for four, courtesy of Yukon Dan Gold Panning!

The BC Sportsmen’s Show is proudly produced by Master Promotions Ltd. Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s show and best wishes for upcoming fishing, hunting and boating seasons!

Stay tuned to www.BCSportsmenShow.ca and follow Facebook and Twitter for details on the 2019 edition of the show.


Media Inquiries: 

Les Trendall, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.

Aurora Boudreau, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.



1190 Cornell St Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
(604) 850-1533


2018 Exhibitor List

2 Reel Fishing Adventures

4Boys Mfg. Inc.

4 Wheel Parts

Aedis Realty Ltd.

African Dreams Hunting & PhotoSafaris

Apogee Trailers Inc.

Alberni Power Marine

Anissa Reed Design

Army & Navy Department Stores

As seen On TV

Backroad Mapbooks

Badlands Canada

Barkley Sound Lodge (SFI)

BC Federation of Drift Fishers

BC Fly Fishing Federation

BC Ministry of Environment

BC Outdoor Education

BC Outdoor Magazine

BC Placer Gold Claims

BC Sport Fishing Guide

BC Wildlife Federation

Belpard Austrlia

Bent Rods Guiding & Fishing


Boat Tote

Bradely Smoker

Bridgeview Marine

Brown Bay's Resort


Callabus Boutique

Camping & Rving BC

Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

Capri Insurance Service Ltd.



CGHart Design & Marketing

Chilcotin Hoidays

Chilliwack Dart & Tackle

Corlane Sporting Goods

Critter Cove Marine Group Inc.

CT Inlet Marine Repairs

Cutco Cutlery

Daiwa Fishing (Graywood Sporting Group)

Delta Waterfowl Foundation

Douglas Lake Ranch

Ducks Unlimited

Duncanby Lodge & Marine Inc.

Eagle Island Resort

Extreme Boat Sports

Extreme Boat Sports (outside)

Fish Finder Mounts

Fishing Hwy Tourist Association

Flitz Polish

Four Wheel Drive Association of BC

Fred's Custom Tackle

Freshwater Fishers Society of BC

GA Checkpoint

GA Checkpoint

Galleon Marine

Garmin International

Gibbs-Delta Tackle

Gordo's Concessions

Grampa's RV

GR Distributors

Greater Vancouver Powersports

Guide Outfitters Assoc. of BC

HearSmart Solutions

High Caliber Adventures

Highrize Kicker Lift

Honda Canada

Hot Spot Fishing and Lures Ltd.

House of Q

Hub Sports

Hummingbird Mirco Homes

Husqvarna Group Corp


International Barrels / MDT

International Paintball Group

Investors Group Financial Services

Iron Dreams

Island Cruising

Island Fisherman Magazine

Islander Reels

ITMB Publishing Ltd.

Jaw Portable Buildings

J Massage Tools

JH Marina & Resort

Johnson Outdoors

JR Guiding Co Inc.

Kellend Watercraft Inc.

Kenetrek Boots

Kent Outdoors

Kitt Equipment

Kits Inflatables

Knight EZ Dock

Korth Group

KUIU Ultralight Hunting

Lake Warer Restoration Ltd.

LandQuest Realty Corporation

Leica Sport Optics

Leupold Optics

Lethbridge College

Linwood Homes

Lodestar Outfitters Inc.

Lower Mainland of the BC Wildlife Fed.

Lower North Thompson Tourism

Lucky Sportfishing

Lumby & District Chamber of Commerce

Maple Marine Services

Maple Ridge Motor Sports

McKay Bay Lodge

Marzitelli Custom Knives

Meadow Lake Fishing Camp

Measurers Booth

Mercury Marine

Mile High Resort

Mr. T Contracting

M&P Mercury Sales

Muskwa River Adventures

National Firearms Assoc.

NE British Columbia & The Alaska Highway

New Zealand Hunting

Nicomekl Enhancement Society

Nikon Canada Inc.

Nootka Wilderness Lodge

North Arm knives Ltd.

North Coast Hotel Resort Ltd.

North Shore Off Road

Northern Rockies Lodge

NuCanoe Inc.

OASIS Outdoor Adven, Sport Insurance

O'Connor RV

Pacific Custom Knives

Padaco Ent. / Quickie Tie Down

Paradise Dock & Lift

Performance Water Sport

Poco Marine

Portable Winch Co.

Port Boat House

Prairie Aircraft Sales Inc.

Pure Fishing

Quad Riders ATV Assoc of BC (ATVBC)

Quantum Marine Services

RAM Trucks

RE/MAX 100

Rhineland Cutlery

River City Marine

River City Marine

Rod's Power & Marine

Rouche Lake Resort

Royal LaPage 100 Mile Realty

RPM Group

Sandale Utility Products

SCI West Coast

Scotty Fishing & Marine

Scroll Saw Art

Sea To Sky motorsports

Sensation Art

Shake, Rattle & Paddle

Shearwater Resort & Marina

Sherwood Marine Centre

Shimano Canada Ltd.

Siwash Sports Ltd.

South Cariboo Visit. Cen. - 100 Mile

Spruce Wilderness Lodge

St. Croix Rods

Steveston Marine

Stihl Limited

Stryker Boats

STS Guiding Service

Sugar Media

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty

Swift Sport Trailers

Swiss Style Nuts

Tactical Innovatons Canada- Klarus Flashlights

The Fly Fishing Film Tour

Thuya Lakes Lodge

The Harbour Chandler

Tie Boss (RJS Sales)

Timber Pro Coatings Ltd.

Tofino Resort & Marina

Toyota Canada / Lumency

Trailhead Resort & Charter

Treeline Outdoors

Valley Fuel Injection Ltd.

Van. FV, Island Docks & Boat Lifts

Vancouver Safes

Vancouver Sport Fishing

Walters Cove Resort  (BCFROA)

Watch Lake, Green Lake Bus. Assoc.

Watkins - Living Naturally

Western Canoeing & Kayaking

Western Orthotics Ltd.

Widget Tech Trading

Wild Sheep Society

Yoder Smokers

Yukon Dan

Zebco Brands


Moira Pellerine

Marketing & Operations Manager

Les Trendall

Show Manager