Giant Indoor Lake

An engineering marvel, the world's largest indoor lake for boaters returns to chase away those mid-winter blues! Features are currently being updated for the 2019 show.

World's Largest Indoor Lake for Boaters

Grab a seat on shore to watch professional wakeboarders, wakeskaters and waterskiers perform tricks and flips, cheer on the finest Stand Up Paddleboarders; or join the fun and take a FREE ride in canoe, kayak, or pedal boat.
Sign up for wakeboard and waterski lessons and learn from the experts.

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Winter Wakefest – Wake Board Show presents “Grease”

January 18 – 25 at The Lake

Catch the action and friendly competition on The Lake, with pro wakeboard/wakeskate riders wowing audiences with their spectacular grinds, tricks, and flips! Watch as they launch off The Lake's official dock (provided by EZ Dock) to hit the rails and test their skills and athletic ability!

Meet & Greet! Drop by the Boarder Pass Booth E106 in Cottage Country after each show to meet the riders and learn more about the sport!
Daily show giveaways!!

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Toronto Indoor Wakeboard Championships (Men & Women)

Final Weekend (January 26 & 27)

DON’T MISS this World Class Event!!  From all over the world the pro & intermediary wakeboarders will meet at the Toronto International Boat Show to compete at the Indoor Wakeboard Championships!

This HUGE event takes place closing weekend of the Boat Show with men’s and women’s Qualifiers on Saturday, January  26 and the Finals on Sunday, January 27.

 Cash Prizes to be Awarded.

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Go Wakeboarding and Learn from the Pros!

Go wakeboarding or waterskiing in January? In Ontario? No problem – just head to the world's largest indoor lake for boaters to check out the action and sign up for fun on the water!

Guided by expert instructors from Boarder Pass, you can receive hands-on wakeboarding instruction.

When you arrive at the show, make your way to the east entrance to The Lake (connected to Cottage Country) to sign up. There are sessions each day, with participation on a first-come, first-served basis.

No experience required but should feel comfortable in the water and be able to swim. All equipment provided; boards, dry suits and lifejackets.

Please note:  Dry suit sizes are not available for smaller kids, therefore smaller kids may not be able to participate for their own safety & comfort with the water being only 12C.

Even with dry suits, there is no guarantee that kids will stay 100% dry. You may want to bring a bathing suit for them to wear under the dry suit.

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Lighting it Up! The Water Ski Show

Summer Water Sports is located in Muskoka, Ontario and has been performing water ski shows across Canada since 1990, they keep the family cottage tradition going at the boat show this year. The shows are packed with entertainment for all ages. Come watch members of the Canadian National Ski Show Team and Team SWS as they thrill audiences with death defying stunts and comedy for the kids. SWS can design, produce and perform adrenaline packed water sports shows at a location of your choice, check us out at Summerwatersports.com.

 

Ski Shows Daily!

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Let’s Go Boating – FREE BOAT RIDES

Get set to Discover Boating: From kayaking, to canoeing and pedal boats, The Lake welcomes all levels and types of boaters!

Sign up for your FREE boat ride on the water! (Sign-up is at The Lake entrance at the east side connected to Cottage Country.)

Pick up your life jacket then make your way across The Lake's official dock (provided by EZ Dock).

Visit BOATsmart Canada before heading back out onto the show floor, for information on boating safety and writing your exam to secure your Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

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Canoe, Kayak Seminars and Stand Up Paddle & Pedal Board Demos with Yoga Demos

Enjoy stand up paddle board demonstrations by the experts at Swift Canoe & Kayak and Blu Wave SUP, as well Hobie Eclipse, Pedal Board demos.

Stand up Paddle and Pedal continues to grow in popularity around the lakes and rivers. A great work out and fun too!

Canoe and kayak seminars are scheduled daily on The Lake by the experts at Swift Canoe & Kayak and Clearwater Design.

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World Championship Indoor Sea Flea Races

Daily entertaining shows that demonstrate sea fleas driven by skilled operators. Come learn more about the building of sea fleas and the sport of sea flea racing!

Kids & Classics promote youth skills development (home building projects), the eco friendly use of building boats out of wood, the camaraderie of participating in the growing number of events for sea fleas and safe boating training beginning at an early age.

Check back for more information on the Sea Flea Races.

To learn more kidsandclassics.com

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Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is for everyone. It’s fun, exciting and surprisingly easy to do. You can do it at any age regardless of your fitness level, experience or expertise. It’s just another style of fishing that has its own way to cast and its own style of lure – a fly. All you really need is a fly rod and reel with fly line and a leader, and some flies that imitate what the fish are eating. Then you cast your fly to where the fish are and the natural response is for the fish to take your fly. It’s that simple.

Join The Franklin Club Pros to learn the art of Fly Fishing. The beginner fly fisher will be shown instruction on how fly casting works, along with how to fish and retrieve the flies. Our Club Pro will demonstrate on the indoor lake, while giving explanation and relating to the difference with lures (or standard) fishing. Our 6 Club Pros have over 200 years combined fly fishing experience, 2 have competed internationally with the Canadian Fly Fishing Team, and another winning a World Casting Championship.

Sign up at The Lake to get a chance to learn how to Fly Fish from the Pros.

Daily Monday – Friday

  • 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • Fly Fishing with Dog: Catherine Shand Photography

  • Kyle Anderson

  • Dave Forgeron

  • Kyle Anderson

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Yamaha Fish Off

Sign up at The Lake to get the chance to participate in the Yamaha Fish Off at the World’s Largest Indoor Lake and learn from the pros.

Lots of casting fun! Lots of prizes!

  • Saturday, January 19 – 5:00 pm - 5:30pm
  • Sunday, January 20 – 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, January 25 – 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 26 – 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 27 – 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • JP DeRose of Breaking Boundaries

  • Italo Labignan of Canadian Sportfishing

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Toronto Indoor Stand up Paddle (SUP) Board Races & SUP Polo Games

One day only, Saturday, January 26.

Catch the action on The Lake where the SUP community will gather with their finest racers for one day only!!

  • Heat #1: 10:00 am
  • Heat #2: 11:00 am
  • SUP Polo Games: 11:30 am
  • Heat #3: 12:00 pm
  • SUP Polo Games: 12:45 pm
  • Final #1: 2:30 pm
  • Final #2: 4:00 pm
  • Final #3: 4:15 pm

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Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding and SUP Yoga at The Lake

White-Water enthusiast Daryl-Lisa Oldham will demonstrate the simplicity of beginning a life-long love of stand up paddle boarding. From the basics to race manoeuvres and pivot turns, Daryl-Lisa will cover the foundational strokes and drills that will get you manoeuvring on the water. She will also demonstrate a variation of yoga poses that challenge your balance and encourage strengthening while paddling.

Daryl Lisa is not on the Lake you can find her at the Rekord Marine / Fogh Marine booth located in Mariner’s Marketplace G413 & G535. She welcomes you to come by the booth to chat about SUP, paddling with a young family, gearing up, water safety, discovering white water or just to meet and greet.

To read Daryl Lisa’s bio click here.

Check out the Full Lake Schedule for dates and times.

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Intro to Freestyle Kayaking at The Lake

Five time Team Canada Athlete, Joey Hitchins, will demonstrate the basics of Whitewater Freestyle Kayaking, including bracing to flip, foundations, balance and staying upright. Hitchins, known for paddling some of the world’s most challenging whitewater and kayak surfing 30’ waves in whitewater rapids, will also showcase a breathtaking repertoire of loaded tricks, including front loops, cartwheels, bow and stern stalls, split wheels and his signature maneuver, ‘The Woody’ which only two other people in the world have been able to master. 

 When Joey is not on the Lake you can find him at the Rekord Marine / Fogh Marine booth located in Mariner’s Marketplace G413 & G535.

To read Joey Hitchin’s bio click here.

Check out the Full Lake Schedule for dates and times.

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Remote Control Boat Races

Head to the Lake and sign up for daily remote control boat races provide by the staff at Big Boys with Cool Toys.

These electric powered boats are guaranteed to put a smile on anybody’s face!! Check out the video to see what type of boats you can race!

After a turn on The Lake head to booth G239 to check out the rest of their products.

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New! Remote Control Sailing Regatta

Radio-controlled sailboats compete on the indoor lake in a week-long regatta series. Sailors of all ages and skill levels race these miniature boats around a race course using wind powered through giant fans.

Don’t miss the weeknight fun!

Monday –  Friday

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Kayak Polo Demonstration Games

One Day Only, Saturday, January 19

Don’t miss out on this new sport as 2 teams of 5 players in kayaks battle on The Lake, promoting ball handling and kayak skills.

For more information on this great sport stop at The Lake to talk to the athletes and organizers on Saturday.

  • Kayak Polo demo #1:  10:30 am
  • Kayak Polo demo #2:  12:30 pm
  • Kayak Polo demo #3:  2:45 pm

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