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January 9, 2014

Hot gadgets, latest trends -- trade shows hit Montreal

MONTREAL — Public exhibition and trade shows offer great ways to learn more about a particular product or business through demonstrations, workshops and on-site representatives.

Here’s a list of some upcoming trade shows in Montreal.

It’s time to take a test spin as the Montreal International Auto Show rolls into town at Palais des Congres from Jan. 17 through 26. The show features the latest models from all the major car manufacturers and new model unveilings including the debut of the 2015 Ford Mustang. The Performance Zone offers a special car collection of more than 40 modified cars. Admission costs $16 for adults. Visit

Next, love is definitely in the air at Le Salon de L’Amour et de la Seduction, or the Everything to Do with Sex Show. This adults-only trade show offers erotic gifts and novelties, erotic fashion shows and spicy seminars. It celebrates its 20th edition at Place Bonaventure Jan. 17 through 19. Call (866) 929-7399 or visit

The National Outfitter’s Hunting and Fishing Show highlights everything for outdoor enthusiasts, avid hunters and dedicated fishermen. Some 150 exhibitors and professional outfitters will be on hand to help you plan your next hunting or fishing trip. At Palais des Congres Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. Admission costs $12 for adults. Call (514) 334-7277 or visit

Place Bonaventure makes a big splash with Salon du Bateau, or the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show, from Feb. 6 through 9. More than 150 exhibitors, 400 watercraft including kayaks, sea cruisers, sailboats and fishing boats, and dozens of accessory dealers will be on-site. Special events include an exhibit on nautical safety and a Parks Canada photo booth where visitors can photobomb themselves into the likes of the Canadian Rockies. Admission costs $15 for adults. Call (450) 466-1777 or visit

The Bicycle Show, held at Place Bonaventure Feb. 14 through 16, is geared toward road cycling and mountain bike enthusiasts. The show features 200 vendors who offer the latest bicycle models, accessories and bike-themed clothing. Velo Quebec and dozens of regional tourist agencies are on hand to help you plan your next cycling adventure. Admission costs $12 for adults. Family Day on Feb. 15 offers free admission for children 12 years and younger. Call (514) 397-2222 or visit

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