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Dragon Boat Festival

Event Details

Venue: Inner Harbour-Ships Point

Time: Check schedule for varying times

Registration: Register

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

The annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival will be taking place August 10-12. Register now as a paddler, or mark it in your calendar so you can come down and watch! There's a great lineup of events, so it's sure to be fun for the whole family!

Welcome to the 24th annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.

Here is all the information you need from the new race management team to bring you up to date with easier registration, better prices and even more team opportunities!

We’ve added some exciting twists and turns to this great weekend of racing in Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour. Prepare yourselves for fun.

Victoria has hosted thousands of paddlers at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival for more than 20 years. In 2018 we have revised our registration system, continued improvements to paddlers’ village, expanded food services, and new ways for paddlers and the public to experience the races on shore. On the water, expect a surprise or two which will be, well…surprises!


  • Food Court
  • Beer Garden
  • Eye Dotting Ceremony
  • Live Bands
  • Races
  • Lights of Courage

Check out their website for more details!