Celebrating the World of Aquatics

September 14 & 15, 2024

The Canadian Aquatic Expo is BACK!

Launched in 2022, the Canadian Aquatic Expo is an immersive experience that brings together aquatic and plant specialists from around the world. In collaboration with the Canadian Pet Expo, Plant Expo and the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo, it is shaping up to be the largest collection of aquatic, pet, plant and reptile vendors in Canada.

With interactive exhibits, a plethora of species, and the technicolor hues that are sure to inspire, attendees will be able to explore, learn, interact, and be amazed by the beauty of the aquatic world and the animals within it. The world of aquatics is coming to the International Centre, and we are ready to dive deep!

Plan Your Day at the Canadian Aquatic Expo


International Centre

6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

Event Hours

Saturday, September 14th:

10AM to 6PM

Sunday, September 15th:

10AM to 4PM


On-site parking is available for FREE!

Show Features

Aquascaping Competition

Dive into the realm of aquatic artistry by registering for The Great Canadian Scape Off – our captivating aquascaping competition. Whether you’re a seasoned aquascaper or a budding enthusiast, this is your chance to showcase your artistic creativity in designing stunning underwater landscapes, while connecting with ‘scapers. Join fellow enthusiasts in a friendly yet competitive environment and let your imagination run wild in this incredible celebration of aquatic beauty!

Guest Speakers

Get ready to take a leap into a world of aquatic wonders as we unveil an incredible lineup of guest speakers. From aquascapers, to shrimp enthusiasts to biotope curators and aquatic influencers, our experts are excited to share their insights and passion for all things aquatic. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and amazed by the wealth of knowledge and experience they bring to the Canadian Aquatic Expo!

Trans Canada Guppy Competition

We're excited to bring back the Trans Canada Guppy Group Competition, with the 2024 World Guppy Contest! Take a look at some of the incredible Guppies entered into this prestigious competition, and find out who takes the grown! Featuring a team of Internationally esteemed judges, and a live fish auction - you won't be disappointed with what you find!

Betta Breeders


Betta Breeders of Canada is thrilled to be returning to the CAE with another nail-biting Betta competition! Curious about the art of keeping and competing with betta fish? Now is the opportunity to connect with Betta enthusiasts and see who takes home the prize!

Shrimp Competition

For the first year ever, the CAE is going to be hosting a Shrimp Competition! That's right, a competition specifically for shrimp! We cannot wait to get the ball rolling and the beauty in the creatures that enter this competition! Be sure to pop by the CAE Shrimp Competition for a truly awe-inspiring experience!

The Plant Expo

Step into a botanical wonderland at our very first two-day Plant Expo, where every conceivable variety of plant takes center stage. From lush tropical foliage to delicate succulents, this event is a haven for plant enthusiasts and green thumbs alike. Immerse yourself in a colourful paradise, where vendors and experts converge to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the plant kingdom.

Canadian Pet Expo

Enter a world of pet lovers at the Fall Canadian Pet Expo – the biggest pet expo in Canada! With an incredible selection of exhibitors from across the country, and activities for the whole family, this is the place for pet lovers of all kinds. From meeting adorable animals to shopping for unique pet products and services, the Fall CPE promises an unforgettable celebration of the bond between humans and their beloved companions!

Canadian Reptile Breeder’s Expo

Get ready to experience the ultimate reptile enthusiast’s paradise at the largest reptile expo in Canada – the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo. This extraordinary event gathers vendors from across the country, offering an unparalleled selection of captive-bred reptiles, habitats, and supplies. Whether you’re a seasoned herpetologist or a curious beginner, this expo is your gateway to the captivating world of reptile specialty pets!

Bringing your pet to the Expo?

Please download, complete, and print the pet waiver prior to the event.
Our canine and feline friends must be leashed on a non-retractable lead, with a maximum length of 48”. Small mammals, birds and lizards must be tethered in a secure harness/tether system, while all other reptiles must be in appropriate travel containers. Snakes are not permitted to be worn around the neck & shoulders or to be outside their container. We want all pets to be safe and secure.

Marketplace: The Exhibitors

View Canada’s largest gathering of Aquatic Specialty Pet Exhibitors. With over 75 vendors offering everything aquatic for your underwater friends such as equipment & gear from leading manufacturers, pets, food and more, you’re bound to find something to enhance your aquatic hobby!


Children 6 and Under FREE!

Tickets will be available at the gate.

Adults $22, Youth/Senior $15.00

E-Ticket holders will be given priority admission at the time of entry. Please arrive with your printed ticket/ticket bar code loaded on your mobile device and if you are coming with a family pet, please have your hard copy of the completed pet waiver accompanying your arrival.

VIP Ticket holder entry begins at 9:00 am. The VIP $250 Draw will take place at 9:45 am.

Ticket holders acknowledge and consent that your likeness may be captured in photo or video materials and published by media and/or the Canadian Pet Expo Photographs and video may be used in all forms of communication, including but not limited to publicity, broadcast, newspaper, and digital properties without compensation to ticket holders.

Group rates of 20+ people are available.

Email us at [email protected] to discuss.

All tickets purchased online are non-refundable.

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