March Break 2017 Family Fun: Toronto Sportsmen’s Show


With three boys under our roof, it’s imperative that March Break activities fuel their adventurousness, curiosity and love for the outdoors.  I also want to ensure that these excursions feel really special — especially if we’re not taking them away on a vacation over the school break.

What better than the 70th Annual Toronto Sportsmen’s Show?!


Before I get into details about this gigantic, action-packed event, there are a couple of key details that families will love:

(1) FREE parking

(2) FREE admission for kids aged 12 and under

Now, that we’ve got those important details covered (and you still need reasons to check out the show haha), here’s a quick recap of what you can expect:

With more than 350 exhibits, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show is basically a supersized event with a ton of eye-catching, educational and interactive attractions.  There’s everything from a chainsaw carver, wildlife exhibits and fishing/hunting tips to an archery range, a cash-prize fishing pond and an exhilarating lumberjack demonstration.

Inspire your inner, outdoor enthusiast!  Pun intended…


Whether your kids are school-age or younger (we have a 12-year-old, a toddler and a baby) there’s something for everyone — the displays are spectacular and the presentations are engaging.  The Campanelli’s have an annual summer camping tradition and this event sort of kicks off that camping season is around the corner.


In its 70th year, the Toronto Sportmen’s Show will take place in Mississauga (at the International Center on Airport Road) and is meant to feel like an escape to the great outdoors (without having to worry about long travel delays, weather conditions and other factors that typically affect traveling families).

So, if you’re like us and you’re in the Toronto, Ontario area this March Break, check out the annual Toronto Sportsmen’s show.


For more details, visit the Sportsmen’s Show website or read on below:


Press release:

(Toronto, March 1) From square dancing and alligator wrestling, to chainsaw carving and multimedia fishing seminars – the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show has certainly featured an evolution of entertaining exhibits since its inception in 1948. Celebrating its 70 th anniversary this year, what has remained constant throughout its history is the show’s focus and appreciation for outdoor adventure. The opening of The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show each year signals to Canadians that spring is near and it’s time to polish fishing reels, air out the camping equipment and practice those duck calls. With a wide variety of family features to choose from, this year’s show will highlight the very best of fishing, hunting, boating and outdoor adventure to the International Centre in Mississauga from March 15 th to 19 th .


Our constant goal throughout our history has been to wow guests with a large variety of exhibits that showcase the latest and greatest in Canadian outdoor adventure, and we plan to continue that tradition this year and beyond. – Peter Lockhart, show President.


After 70 years, the Toronto

Sportsmen’s Show continues its enduring legacy as a mainstay show that can deliver the

ultimate outdoor experience for all members of the family.


Just some of the many features headlining this year’s show include:

West Coast Lumberjack Show presented by Husqvarna (block-chopping, cross-saw racing and much more)

Kevin Lewis, Chainsaw Artist presented by Husqvarna (Kevin turns ordinary tree stumps into incredible art live at the show)




Survival Experts David Arama and Skeet Sutherland speak to their unique experience surviving throughout the wild Canadian landscape and share tips and tricks for audience members looking to elevate their next camping, boating or portaging adventure to extreme levels.

The WoofJocks Canine All Stars (choreographed variety show)

For complete show information visit:


Twitter and Instagram: @CNSSToronto #TSS17

Admission details: Adults: $20.00

Seniors (60+): $13.00

Juniors (ages 13-17): $13.00

Children (12 & under): Free! (when accompanied by an adult)

Complimentary parking


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