Thousands Attend BC Sportsmen’s Show 30th Anniversary Edition

TRADEX gathered outdoor enthusiasts by the thousands this past weekend at the 30th annual BC Sportsmen’s Show. From March 3rd to 5th, hunters, fishers, boaters and outdoorsmen alike got a taste of the 2023 season. Over 25,000 visitors walked the show floor over the 3-day event.

“The turnout at this event surpassed all expectations,” said Les Trendall, Show Manager. “There were line ups out the door all three days with overwhelming positivity from everyone in attendance. It was a hugely successful weekend that we couldn’t have pulled off without our sponsors, dealers, and amazing exhibitors.”

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, camo clothing, retailers, outfitters and more.

With many features across the show floor, there was something for everyone to enjoy including the fan-favorite seminar stage, casting pond, gold panning and much more. Lucky visitors also took home some amazing prizes including:

• Bruce Sladecek – guided fishing trip for two from Titan Pro Anglers
• Trevor Walters – 2-3 person sleeping package from Dog House Tents
• Steve Bonnet – fishing tour for four provided by Pemberton Fish Finder
• Tyson Yau – Rod, Reel & fishing gear package from Rivermen Products
• Reba Rower – ‘His and Hers’ Stand Up Paddleboards from Seamax Marine & Outdoors
• Chad Hendrikson – a Gold Pan Experience for 4 on the Fraser River from Yukon Dan
• Dennis Olsen – an apparel prize package from High Caliber Adventures

Exhibitors were also quick to express their excitement about the return of the show:
“Great to have the show back for 2023. We saw qualified customers eager to get on the water, also strong attendance brought some great retail action on the first day that carried on till Sunday. Show sure gave us a very positive outlook for the 2023 season.” – Brendan Keys of GA Checkpoint Yamaha

“This is the 1st time attending as a vendor and by all metrics had a great result. The attendance was greater than expected and the attendee’s energy was even more positive.” – Kevin Chow of Mountainview Motorsports

“The show was well attended, and we greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with you to bring back this historic event. Fred’s Custom tackle is dedicated to showcasing fishing opportunities and bringing the best tackle products, reps and companies to a venue that supports us, our conservation efforts, and healthy fisheries for the future.” – Fred Helmer of Fred’s Custom Tackle / Titan Pro Anglers

“Thanks for an amazing show again, this was the best one we have attended in years and WILL be back next year” – Andrew Thalen from Jaw Portable Buildings

The BC Sportsmen’s Show will return in 2024. For up to date information, visit and follow the show on Facebook and Instagram.

2023 Exhibitor List

2 Reel Fishing Adventures
3A Group Remax - Nyda Realty
3J's Smokehouse - Island Jerky
Abel Reels
Abu Garcia
Action Car & Truck Accessories
Advanced Marine Products
Alldec-Armson Sales Ltd.
Aqueous Jet Surf
Ark Corporation
As seen On TV
Backroad Mapbooks
Barkley Sound Lodge
BC Conservation Office Services
BC Fishing Resorts & Outfitters Assoc.
BC Trappers Associaiton
BC Wildlife Federation
Beacon Insurance
Big Country Customs
Black Flies
Boating  BC Association
Bridgeview Marine
Brown Bay's Resort
Canadian Beeseal
CanaDream Inc.
Cap-It International Inc.
CapriCMW Insurance
Cedar Point Designs
CGHart Design & Marketing
Chrome Strike Outfitters
Compliance & Enforcement Branch Minsistry of Forrest
Concept Distributing
Cutco Cutlery
Dan's Gold Panning in the Classroom
Discovery Dream Homes
Dog House Tents
Douglas Lake Ranch
Firearm Legal Defence
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fishpond Rods & Reels
Four Wheel Drive Association of BC
Fraser River Sportfishing Alliance
Fraserway RV
Fred's Custom Tackle
GA Checkpoint
Glenn's RV
Gohar's Taxidermy
Grandpa's RV
Greater Vancouver Powersports
Harrison Hot Springs Marina
Hardy Reels
Hercules Safaris
High Caliber Adventures
High River Drift & Jet
Hook On Canada
Hook'n Them Up Fishing Charters
IG Wealth Managemnet
 Inlet Marine Repairs
Islander Reels
ITMB Publishing Ltd.
J Massage Tools
Jaw Portable Buildings
Jig Geek
Johnson Outdoors Canada
Kenetrek Boots
Kingpin Reels
Kitt Equipment
KUIU Ultralight Hunting
Lamson Fly Fishing
LandQuest Realty Corporation
LeafFilter Noth of Canada
Lethbridge College
Load My Boat
Lumby District Chamber of Commerce
Maple Marine Services
Maple Ridge Motor Sports
Measurers Booth
Mercury Marine
Mountainview Motorsports
Nesika Insurance Services
Nicomekl Enhancement Society
Nootka Marine Adventures
Northern Rockies Lodge
O'Connor RV
Optimum Paintball
Pacific Rivers Outfitting Company
Pemberton Fish Finder
Penn Reels
Poco Marine
Premium Bike Lifts
Pretty Dead Taxidermy
Public Fishery Alliance
Quad Riders ATV Assoc of BC (ATVBC)
Rahmat Cutlery Inc.
Redfern Ent Inc.
RE/MAX 100
River City Marine
Rivermen Products
River Titan Pro Anglers
Rok Straps Canada
Sandale Utility Products
SCI West Coast
Scotty Manufacturing
Scroll Saw Art - Gary S. Johnson
Semax Marine & Outdoors
Shake, Rattle & Paddle
Skitchine Lodge
South Cariboo Visit. Cen. - 100 Mile
Sport Fishing Institue of BC
Stryker Boats
Superior Log Restorations
Swellfish Outdoor Equipment
Tactical Innovations Canada
Tatonka Flats Bison Hunts
The Historic Chilcotin Lodge
Timeless Windows
Torpedo Fishing Shop
Tract Optics
Transport Canada - Office of Boating Safety
Travelhome RV
Valley Fuel Injection Ltd.
Van. FV, Island Docks & Boat Lifts
Walter's Cove Resort
Wapiti River Outdoors
Watkins Quaility Products
Western Canoeing & Kayak
Western Orthotics Ltd.
Wounded Warriors
Zeller & Sons Enterprises Ltd.


Les Trendall

Show Manager

Pamela Ziwani

Exhibit Sales

Marla Kimball

Marketing & Operations Manager



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