Record attendance shows B.C.’s love for cars

The most important event for the automotive industry in British Columbia, the Vancouver International Auto Show, enjoyed a five per cent increase in attendance over 2013.

“Our record-breaking weekend attendance demonstrates British Columbia’s continued love for the automobile and will be used as a gauge for next year’s planning,” show executive director Paul McGeachie said.

The show ran March 25-31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and featured more than 400 vehicles from 30 international brands. From luxury sports cars to family SUVs, it offered something for guests of all interests.

This year’s show also featured the return of the popular Green Ride and Drive, giving guests the chance to test-drive some of the industry’s leading eco-friendly vehicles.

“We have received exceptionally positive feedback from both the automotive industry and our guests,” McGeachie said. “With record attendance on Saturday and guests coming back for multiple visits throughout the week, we are extremely pleased with the response to the 94th annual Vancouver International Auto Show. Guests can expect an even bigger industry showcase in 2015.”

Planning is already underway for the 2015 show, which will include the presentation of the new award from the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) — the Canadian Green Car of the Year.

The 2015 show will return to the Convention Centre March 24-29. For more information visit

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