Chicago All Canada Show 2020

Win free Canadian fishing trips, meet Canada lodge owners and book a trip, learn to catch fish in Canada from MidWest Outdoors columnist Jim Saric, and much more at the Chicago All Canada Show 2020 January 9-12 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

Representatives from Canada’s best fishing and hunting lodges, resorts and outfitters are the main attraction at the All-Canada Show, offering guests a chance to meet with them face-to-face before deciding on a destination. In addition, the show’s traditional favorites are back, including an authentic Canadian shore lunch.

Map with directions: MWO Calendar Page.

New at Chicago All-Canada Show 2020 is the 360 Adventure. It’s an interactive float plane simulator. Strap on the virtual reality goggles and take a four-minute flight into a remote Canadian lake in this interactive experience, available only at the All-Canada Show.

Another fun addition to the show is Blizzard of Fish. Step inside the booth and grab as many flying fish as you can. You could win an instant prize, or catch the largest of one of five fish species and win the top prize for the show!

Great Seminar Speakers

Jim Saric, Musky Expert—A Legendary Angler in the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Saric is Host and Executive Producer of The Musky Hunter television series, Editor at Large of Musky Hunter Magazine, and a seven-time musky tournament winner. Jim has a monthly column in Midwest Outdoors magazine.  He has produced 13 highly acclaimed musky videos, co-authored the book “The Complete Guide to Musky Hunting” and recently released “Muskies My Way.” Saric’s seminar: “Canadian Musky Strategies.”

Chase Parsons, The Next Bite TVAs a professional walleye tournament angler, Chase Parsons has made an impressive imprint. Chase is a frequent host of “The Next Bite” television show, which airs on NBC Sports Network, Destination America and WFN. Chase’s seminars: “Canadian Walleye Tips”

Jim Crowley, Hook & Hunt TVCrowley has fished in Canada, the Caribbean, the Atlantic, the Pacific and throughout the Midwest. As an outdoor writer, photographer and traveler, he has fished extensively in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Crowley’s seminars: “Power Presentations for Big Smallmouth”/“Small Details for Monster Pike.”

Tyler Trampe, Professional Guide, Host of “Sportsman’s Journal” The popular Fox Sports Net television series follows Tyler and his wife, Sara, on their fishing adventures across Northwest Ontario and the Midwest.  Known for his ability to read “difficult” water and translate those tactics for others has propelled his career from guiding in northern Wisconsin in his early 20s to operating three Canadian fishing resorts by age 30. Tyler has been featured in numerous magazine articles, books and multiple web-based publications. Trampe’s seminar: “Vertical Jigging For Walleyes.

Returning Attractions

  • Trip Giveaways—two fantastic Canadian fishing trips will be given away in Chicago (in addition to the Grand Prize trip), with the help of local media outlets and social media. Check for details.
  • Grand prize is a fantastic trip for two to Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge in Northwest Manitoba.  The winner and a guest will fly out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, directly to the lodge. Total retail value: more than $15,000.
  • Canada Questions Booth featuring the All-Canada Show pro staff – If you have questions about how to plan the perfect Canadian adventure, this is a great place to start. Ask questions about packing, border crossing, travel, lodge package options, fish and game species, or just to how to book your trip right at the show. The pro staff spends much of the year crisscrossing Canada and loves to talk about it!
  • All-Canada Show Photo Booth – You can hug a black bear, mug with a Mountie, hold that fish of a lifetime, goof off with fellow adventurers…all captured for friends and fans with a Canadian selfie in this interactive Photo booth.

Other Chicago All Canada Show 2020 Attractions

Meet A Top 10 Wildlife Artist—Anthony J. Padgett, rated in the top 10 wildlife artists in the United States, will be present during all show hours in the Anthony Padgett  Gallery at the show.

“YOU BOOK IT WE BUY IT”—anyone who books a Canadian vacation at the show becomes eligible to have it paid for by the All-Canada Show in our “You Book It, We Buy It” promotion.

Dardevle Night—Opening night (Thursday, Jan. 9) every show guest will receive a free Dardevle 2020 collector lure. Kids 17 and under will receive the same free collector lure during all show hours.

Kids Area – Kids under 12 are invited to decorate their 2020 collector fish. They’ll receive a free wooden fish at the door and can decorate it in the “Kids Fish Zone.”

All the Details

Admission–Adults, $12; children 17 and under, free.  Veterans admission free on Sunday (Jan. 12). Parking: free. Discounted tickets ($9) are available online at

Show Location: Pheasant Run Mega Center, 4051 East Main Street, St. Charles

Show Hours: 5-9 p.m. Thursday; 3-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday

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Pick up your copy of the January, 2020 issue of MidWest Outdoors magazine, which includes a free bonus section, Canada Fever, loaded with information and ideas that can inspire you even before you get to the All-Canada Show!