Expand Your Horizons at the Outdoor Adventure Shows
You know that there are no limits when it comes to exploring the great outdoors, and that trying new things only makes an adventure more gratifying. You want something more: a new adventure, a new outlook or inspiration for the next thrill. Don’t sit back and wait. Find it all at one of the upcoming Outdoor Adventure Shows, taking place in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
With over 800 exhibitors taking part, there is something for everyone to discover. As an outdoor enthusiast or even as someone looking to briefly escape the winter chill and learn about exotic vacation options, the shows are a great way to connect with the outdoor community, swap travel lore, and trade tips.
Learn from seasoned travellers and experienced guides while watching canoe, kayak and SUP demonstrations. Even more, you can experience your own adrenaline rush when you take part in a number of interactive features. Zip line across the show floor 200 feet in the air, scale a rock wall, try out wakeboarding and even learn how to scuba dive in the demo pool. With over 150 presentations and speakers between the three host cities, there’s no shortage of valuable adventure knowledge to be gleaned from experts.
Toronto will feature presentations that include tips on how to improve your underwater photography with Norm Dutcher, as well as discussions on how to travel the Arctic with speakers from the Arctic Kingdom. You can also listen to 13 time published author and canoe enthusiast, Kevin Callan, who will share some of his own incredible adventure stories.
In Vancouver, you can see Tim McGrady, general manager of Spirit Bear Lodge talk about guiding sea kayak expeditions in Baja and Mexico’s Sea of Cortez (during winter) and the west coast of Vancouver Island in the summer.
In Calgary, you can hear from Canadian adventure expert and author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures, Leigh McAdam.
Of course the Outdoor Adventure Shows will feature plenty of new and innovative gear and equipment. From camping to paddle sports to outdoor clothing, adventurers can fully outfit themselves for the next adventure.
It may be cold outside, but there is no better excuse to head inside than to visit one of the Outdoor Adventure Shows. Whether across the world or in your own backyard, the perfect adventure is waiting for you. You just need to find it.
Don’t forget to come visit our team at the Vancouver and Toronto shows. British Columbia Magazine, Explore, and Canadian Traveller will all be present and we want to know about your most exciting adventure travel experience. See you there!
Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show
The International Centre, February 20, 21 & 22, 2015
Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show & Vancouver Bike Show
Vancouver Convention Centre, March 7 & 8, 2015
Calgary Outdoor Adventure Show
Stampede Park, BMO Centre, March 21 & 22, 2015