ABOUT THE SHOW

Don't Miss the newly Rebranded BC Sportsmen's Show. A one-stop marketplace for outdoor enthusiasts, visitors will find fishing retailers and manufacturers, boats of all sizes, camping gear, ATVs and accessories, hunting gear and equipment, camo clothing, retailers, outfitters and so much more. And it’s all under one roof.

Each year, well over 30,000 visitors attend this massive three-day event to shop, attend seminars and take in all the family-friendly features, including a kids’ fishing pond, film screening and much more.

There will also be a wide variety of new products and show specials offered. Past speakers have included Keith Beasley, host of Canada in the Rough; Tammy Wood, Master Chef Canada Top 10 Finalist; elk-calling expert Wayne Carlton, and fly fishing guru Phil Rowley. There’s something for the entire family, so bring everyone along and get ready for life in the great outdoors. 

GRAND PRIZE

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A HUGE thank you and shout out to BRP and Greater Vancouver PowerSports for partnering with us to bring you this amazing giveaway year after year.

Admission Pricing

$15.00 - Regular Adult (17+)

$12.00 - Juniors/Student (6 - 16)

$12.00 - Senior (65+)

$35.00 - Family (2 Adults + 2 Juniors)

$27.00 - Full Event Pass

Stay tuned to Social Media for ticketing discounts & coupons!

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 

BoatSmart

Boat Tote

Bradely Smoker

Bridgeview Marine

Brown Bay's Resort 

Cabela's

Callabus Boutique

Camping & Rving BC

Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

Capri Insurance Service Ltd.

CFMOTO Canada

CFMOTO Canada

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

IdealMotorOil.com

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

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 

 

Show Features

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KUIU Ultralight Hunting  Booth 401

Entire line up of KUIU gear for viewing and sizing, pack fitting and tech questions on all our gear. 

Featured Products: Super Down Pro, Peloton 97, Expedition Glove and Carbon fiber frame packs-ICON Pro 7200!

Show Specials: 15% off all orders and a free KUIU Canada shirt with all orders over $200.

 

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Grandpa's RV Repair  Booth 474

Visit our booth to learn more about our Pressure Test and watch a live demonstration. 

While your there, enter for a chance to win a free pressure test and winterize package!

Featured Products: RV Repair products

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APOGEE Trailers  Booth 430

Featured Product: New Generation Aluminum Folding Trailers. This is the only 100% Aluminum folding trailer on the market and is the first time Apogee Trailers is being offered in BC

Show Special: Receive 10 % off the retail price for orders placed during the show!

APOGEE - AlTrailers

NuCanoe  Booth 703

Visit our booth and check out our line of fishing and hunting kayaks such as the Frontier 12, F10, Pursuit, and the Flint

Featured Products:
The FLINT - A high quality, feature packed fishing kayak for only $999!  Stable, easy to paddle, and lightweight!
We will also be featuring the Frontier 12 - the most stable and versatile fishing and hunting platform.

Show Specials: Big discounts on remaining 2016 & 2017 models!

NuCanoe Flint - NUclear Green

Boat Tote  Booth 112

Featured Products:
The Boat Tote - all in one storage and rod holder for your small boat, canoe or pipe rail.

Show Specials:
We will be offering cost savings and sales on select units at the show.

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Stryker Boats  Booth 265

You won't be needing a trailer with our products - all of our boats are designed to be rolled up into a bag! These are perfect if you live in a small space or for RVers who want a boat but can’t tow two trailers! We offer the most comprehensible inflatable boat on the market.

Featured Products:
Stealth 520 RIB in addition to Inflatable Boats, RIBS, Inflatable SUPs, and Inflatable Kayaks.

Show Specials:
Receive a 15% discount on any boat at the show!

Stryker Boats

Milltown Yacht Sales

Featured Products: 2018 Jeanneau NC 795 Sport
2018 Jeanneau NC Sport is the perfect sport utility boat for lake, river or ocean fishing and cruising. Fully enclosed with diesel heat it is perfect for all weather conditions

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Seminar Schedule

Friday March 2, 2018

Casting Pond:                                        

Time

Presenter

Subject

2:00

Don Freschi

Fly Rod, Line Set Up & Casting

4:00

Peter Caverhill

“Casting a Fly-Making it Work”

6:00

Phil Rowley

Stillwater Casting & Presentation


Tying Theatre:

Time

Presenter

Subject

1:00

Rob Texmo

Hair Wing Steelhead Flies

3:00

Phil Rowley

Balanced Flies

5:00

Don Freschi

SOFTF Favourites

7:00

John Kent

Spring Fly Patterns for Roche Lake & Beyond


Pro-Fishing Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

1:30

Rod Toth

Twitching Jigs for Salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout

2:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

3:30

Scott Sutherland – Humminbird Pro Staff

Fish Finder / Depth Sounder 101

4:30

Mike Mitchell – Outdoors Sports Fishing TV

Salmon Fishing @ Its Best

5:30

Mercury Marine Pro Team

The World of Marine Propulsion

6:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

7:30

Sturgeon Slayers

The Fly Fishing Film Tour


Pro-Hunting Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

1:00

Johnny Mac

Elk & Moose Calling At Its Best                                    

2:00

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

3:00

Mariessa Pinto

Proper Form & Technique Of Shooting a Long Bow

4:00

Johnny Mac

Wilderness Survival

5:30

Jesse Zeman

Wildlife Management

6:30

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

7:30

Jesse Zeman

Wildlife Management


Saturday March 3, 2018

Casting Pond:

Time

Presenter

Subject

11:00

Peter Caverhill

“Casting a Fly-Making it Work”

1:00

Don Freschi

SOFTF Favourites

3:00

Phil Rowley

Balanced Flies


Tying Theatre:

Time

Presenter

Subject

10:00

Dennis Gamboa

Modern Nymphs

12:00

John Kent

Spring Patterns for Roche Lake & Beyond

2:00

Rob Texmo

Spey & Married Wing Steelhead Flies

4:00

Don Freschi

SOFTF Favourites


Pro-Fishing Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

10:30

Scott Sutherland – Humminbird Pro Staff

Fish Finder / Depth Sounder 101

11:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

12:30

Rod Toth

Twitching Jigs for Salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout

1:30

Mike Mitchell – Outdoors Sports Fishing TV

Salmon Fishing @ Its Best

2:30

Mercury Marine Pro Team

The World of Marine Propulsion

3:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

4:30

Sturgeon Slayers

The Fly Fishing Film Tour


Pro-Hunting Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

10:00

Johnny Mac

Wilderness Survival

11:00

Dylan Eyers – EatWild

Wild Game Butchering and Meat Care in the Field

12:00

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

1:00

Jesse Zeman

Wildlife Management

2:00

Johnny Mac

Elk & Moose Calling At Its Best

3:00

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

4:00

Jesse Zeman

Wildlife Management

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Casting Pond:

Time

Presenter

Subject

11:00

Phil Rowley

Stillwater Casting & Presentation Techniques

1:00

Don Freschi

Advancing the Cast

3:00

Pete Caverhill

“Casting a Fly-Making it Work


Tying Theatre:

Time

Presenter

Subject

10:00

John Kent

Spring Patterns for Roche Lake & Beyond

12:00

Rob Texmo

Hair Wing Steelhead Flies

2:00

Phil Rowley

Stillwater Attractors


Pro-Fishing Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

11:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

12:30

Scott Sutherland – Humminbird Pro Staff

Fish Finder / Depth Sounder 101

1:30

Mercury Marine Pro Team

The World of Marine Propulsion

2:30

JP DeRose – Presented by Shimano

Setting yourself up for Angling Success

3:30

Sturgeon Slayers

The Fly Fishing Film Tour


Pro-Hunting Stage:

Time

Presenter

Subject

11:00

Jesse Zeman

Wildlife Management

12:00

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

1:00

Dylan Eyers – EatWild

Wild Game Butchering and Meat Care in the Field

2:00

Johnny Mac

Elk & Moose Calling At Its Best

3:00

Amanda Lynn Mayhew

Just Hunt TV

 

Meet our Speakers

Capt. Scott Sutherland

Capt. Scott Sutherland has been a charter guide on the B.C. coast for the past 40 years. Scott is also part of the ‘Pro Staff’ team for ‘Humminbird’, ‘Cannon’ downriggers and ‘Minn Kota’. Scott has been a big part of the evolution of fishing equipment and technology over this time and a great ambassador to the sport. He owns and operates the ‘Mongoose Striker Fishing Charters’ as well as ‘Riggin & Fishin’ which is a company that he recently started to assist and teach new fisherfolk how to choose, set-up and rig their boats for fishing along with how they can increase their catch ratios. If you need to get the best unbiased informed advice he is one of the best.

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Amanda Lynn Mayhew
 
Having been raised to love the outdoors life, Amanda Lynn has directed that passion to launch a career, quickly becoming one of the most accomplished and popular faces of the outdoors. This one tough outdoorswoman has an above average success rate for her DIY hunts. Most hunters' hunt 30+ years to harvest animals that Amanda Lynn has been fortunate to hunt and harvest in her lifetime. 
 
This young woman has proved her worth as an athlete, an inspirational celebrity speaker, an angler and a hunter whose mission it is to preserve our hunting and fishing heritage and give back to the firearms and outdoors industry through speaking and marketing.

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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell’s love for fishing started young when he would go on fishing trips with his family to some of British Columbia’s spectacular freshwater lakes.  Born and raised in BC, this province fueled his passion for the outdoors.  Mike became involved with BC Outdoors Magazine in 2005, becoming Editor in 2007.  Three years after that, Mike started the BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV show and continues today as Host and Executive Producer.  Mike created the show to highlight all of the best fresh and saltwater fisheries around BC while educating viewers on how and what to use to be successful during their day out on the water.  Each episode features local industry experts as co-hosts and utilizes their know-how to teach the audience trade secrets.  The show breaks down the components of fishing for the audience to a basic level, from strategy and technique to gear and species knowledge.  While the main focus of the show is informing and educating the audience, BC Outdoors Sport Fishing is produced to inspire viewers to get out fishing more often and appreciate the great outdoors, while enjoying a true angling experience. 

In addition to accomplishing all of that, in 2012, BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV received the Grizzly Award for the Fan Favorite TV show on Wild TV!

Mike has a competitive spirit as well, which drives him while out on the water with co-hosts, many times having their own fishing competitions just for fun.  But that’s Mike, he’s a fun guy!  Mike believes in helping out with charities and sports leagues, from Ducks Unlimited Canada to coaching kids hockey, ball hockey, softball and football.  And if this isn’t enough, he’s also an amazing dad to 3 great kids and loves spending time with them.

To see Mike in action, check out the BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV show on Chek TV, Wild TV, WFN, CFTK, CJDC and Coast TV.

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Dylan Eyers

For Dylan Eyers, hunting has always been about two things: creating a community around food and connecting with nature. It’s a philosophy he picked up from a long line of hunters, and it’s one that he’s proud to pass on to new generations. Dylan is a Park Ranger, and EatWild Hunting Guide and Mentor.

With a growing interest in learning to hunt from folks from non-traditional hunting communities, there is a gap in mentorship and support for this growing community.  Dylan established  EatWild in 2011 to support non-traditional hunters to find their way to becoming ethical, safe and successful hunters. Dylan shares his knowledge and passion for hunting through his workshops, with "how-to-hunt" videos on YouTube,  the EatWild Hunting App, and is still trying to get his audio figured out for the EatWild Podcast.

“The most challenging thing is getting out in the wilderness and getting the skills and confidence you need to figure out how the animals live and how to harvest them,” says Dylan. Developing those skills can take years, but it’s always worth it in the end."

About EatWild:

EatWild wants to change the way you think about your food. Our mission is to develop a community of food-conscious people, who value high quality, organic and ethically sourced game meat and fish. Our goal is to get you excited about learning where your food comes from, and how it was treated along the way. We want to share great adventures and delicious meals, and inspire a new generation of urban folks to get back to the wilderness. 

We offer workshops and courses for new hunters to build the confidence and skills to ethically harvest wild animals. From butchering workshops to backpack hunter workshops, we have you covered to develop the essential skills to be successful, and we will introduce you to a community of like-minded folks who are passionate about hunting and adventures in the wild.

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Rod Toth

Rod Toth, more humorously known as “Bent Rod” is a fishing guide and self made tackle manufacturer, based in Chilliwack BC. He specializes in seeking new and effective strategies for catching Salmon and Steelhead on the rivers of the Fraser Valley. Attaining his knowledge through obsessive readings, field testing, and fishermen’s feedback, he then designs and creates Jigs and Spinners to meet the needs of BC’s most elusive and hard fighting fish.

Rod started applying the TWITCHING Jig technique for Pink Salmon over 15 years ago, which lead to his discovery of the effectiveness of twitching jigs for so many other species!

Join Rod as he covers a broad spectrum “HOW-TO” of Twitching Jigs for Pinks, Coho, Chinook, Bull Trout, and Steelhead. Bring your questions and personal experiences! Tight Lines & Bent Rods!

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Mariessa Pinto

Mariessa Pinto has shot for 10 years and is the number 1 ranked Women's Junior Re-curve archer in Canada. She has achieved many athletic accomplishments such as finishing 1st place at the 2017 Canadian Target Championships, 4th place at the 2017 Multi-Site Championships of the Americas and 1st place at the Canadian Regional Championships. Likewise, she holds 3 provincial records and a national record for the 50m portion of the 1200 round.

In the future, Mariessa is aiming to achieve even greater goals such as making National Team for World Cups, competing in the Pan Am Games at the Olympics.

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JP Derose

Raised in Southern Ontario, Canada, JP’s passion for angling has remained a constant in his life. Through high school and university, JP’s ardor for competitive sports carried over into fishing and flourished while chasing salmon and trout drifting rivers, which eventually led him to lake fishing and then professional tournaments. An absolute sponge for angling knowledge and a true gear aficionado, JP looks to challenge himself and gain as much experience as he possibly can, furthering his effectiveness on the water, no matter the species.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

NOTE: When making reservations, please be sure to mention the Group Name: BC Sportsmen's Show and the group number listed below.
Book early to ensure you receive the preferred rate.

Best Western PLUS Regency Inn
32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
Group # 1330 - Deadline February 2, 2018
Rates starting at $109.99
604.853.3111 ext. 0
1.800.771.3077

 

Sandman Abbotsford Airport
3010 Mount Lehman Rd, Abbotsford
Group # 124755
Rates starting at $109.00
1.800.Sandman (1.800.726.3626)
Rooming Lists: sales_abbotsford@sandman.ca

 

Sandman Abbotsford Suites
32720 Simon Ave, Abbotsford
Group # 44485
Rates starting at $109.00
1.800.Sandman (1.800.726.3626)
Rooming Lists: sales_abbotsford@sandman.ca