It isn’t the MMIC show circuit, but Halifax’s motorcycle show returns this weekend, running Friday-Sunday, March 3-5.
The Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic show will once again run at the Halifax Exhibition Centre, where it ran before the COVID-19 shutdown. It’s almost directly below the Bayers Lake area off Route 333 south of the city (about 15 minutes from downtown). There’s plenty of parking on-site, and it’s easy to find if you’re coming in from out of town. As this is the biggest motorcycle show in Atlantic Canada this year (really, the only show that’s lasted in the wake of the MMIC leaving Moncton), then this is your biggest chance to see as many 2023 models as possible in one place at one time.
As usual, this show is made up mostly of dealership displays and clubs. You can see the attending dealerships listed here, including the houses that represent major manufacturers such as Honda, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Husqvarna and others. Expect to see snowmobiles and ATVs on display as well as motorcycles, possibly even some watercraft, as these dealers work with more than just two-wheeled machines.
Along with the machines on display, various riding clubs and charities will have booths explaining what they do, and other vendors will be on-site selling their gadgets or other wares. There will be a trials riding display and stunt riding display (see times in the photo below; there are shows on all three days). There are some door prizes up for grabs (including return passage for two adults and a motorcycle on the CAT ferry), and a Mustache & Beard Competition, if that’s your thing.
The cost of this affair? Adults get in for $14; seniors and students get in for $12. A family pass is $34 and children 12 and under are free. More details at the show’s website here!