Upcoming Events

August 18, 19, and 20, 2017!

Registration for 2017 is now open!

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s chosen Honorary Life Members:

Don Yuen
Mel Cooper
Cedric Steele
Hewit Helmsing
Roman Matieschyn
Victoria Chinese Commerce Association
Dan Parker
Maria Dominelli
Keith Wilson
Karen Wilson
City of Victoria

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s 23rd Festival!

Inner Harbour – Ships Point

Friday August 18, 2017

  • Registration and Check-in
  • Live bands
  • Lights of Courage Ceremony

Saturday August 19, 2017

  • Racing begins
  • Morning and Afternoon Heats
  • Cultural acts
  • Air Band
  • Live bands

Sunday August 20, 2017

  • Semi-Finals and Finals
  • Cultural acts
  • Award Ceremony

Latest News

Gender Requirements for Sterns and Drummers

FGPC and other festival producers in North America look to IDBF rules and regulations for guidance, but we remain the stewards and managers of our local races. Each club and producer maintains rules that are deemed fair and consistent for their communities and regions. In the matter of gender restrictions for steerspeople and drummers, FGPC does not require them to be of a specific gender for mixed and women’s crews. For any further questions on this, please see FGPC’s Dragon Boat Festival Rules and Regulations.

2016 Paddler Survey Feedback

Overall, the 2016 Victoria Dragon Boat Festival was a great success! 2016 was a year of transition as Fairway Gorge Paddling Club took over management of the festival and made some exciting changes. Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey we sent out last fall. With feedback from partners, volunteers, and paddlers we have plans to make the festival even better for 2017!

Click here for the Summary of Survey Feedback.

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