January 10, 2013

Montreal trade-show season approaching

MONTREAL — Take a test spin, pitch a perfect tent, or build a better deck — the Montreal public-exhibition and trade-show season has begun.

The events offer the latest product trends, the hottest gadgets and the newest models on the market. Here’s a list of some upcoming shows.

The Montreal International Auto Show rolls into town at Palais des Congres from Friday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 28. The show features the latest models from all the major car manufacturers as well as electric-car test drives, new model unveilings and special car collections. Admission costs $16 for adults. Details can be found at

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 visitors plan their next hunting or fishing trip. The show is at Palais des Congres from Thursday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 3. Admission costs $12 for adults. Call (514) 334-7277 or visit for more information.

The Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show makes a splash at Place Bonaventure from Thursday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 10, with 150 exhibitors. Some 400 water craft including kayaks, sea cruisers, sailboats and fishing boats will be on display. Dozens of accessory dealers will be on hand, too, as well as Navigation Quebec, which offers info on provincial marinas and waterways, and lodging and campsites located near rivers and lakes. Admission costs $13 for adults. Call (450) 466-1777 or visit to learn more.

Next, the Bicycle Show gets into gear at Place Bonaventure from Friday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 17. The show features the latest bicycle models, accessories and bike-themed clothing. Velo Quebec and dozens of regional tourist agencies will be on hand to help attendees plan their next cycling adventure. Admission costs $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 6 to 12. Family Day is Feb. 17, which offers free admission for children 12 years and younger. For details, call (514) 397-2222 or visit

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