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Paddle Victoria!

VDBF_PaddlersPaddles up! Race in one of the most beautiful venues in Canada – the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes place against the backdrop of the landmark Empress Hotel and the BC Provincial Legislature, only minutes’ walk from shopping districts, hotels and ferries to the US.  Get on stage for the Paddlers’ Air Band Contest on Saturday night, hang a paper lantern to support the BC Cancer Foundation, and check out some of the great bands performing on our two stages. With up to 80,000 visitors checking out the races from our grandstands, the Festival is one of the most lively and vibrant events on the calendar.

Teams that race in Victoria include a blend of local and out-of-town teams. Teams regularly attend from Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival hosts competitive and recreational teams alike.

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is a Dragon Boat Canada Qualifying Regatta. Indicate if your team is attempting to qualify when you register to compete.

Festival Divisions

  • Mixed Division
  • Women’s Division

Challenge Races

  • Great Grand Dragon Challenge
  • Corporate Team Challenge
  • Breast Cancer Survivors’ Challenge
  • Guts and Glory (Mixed and Women’s)

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Looking for this year’s results?

Race results are posted on this page as soon as they are finalized. Up-to-the-minute results will be posted as soon as the races are decided on our Twitter page.

Don’t tweet? No problem. During the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival results are also posted as they happen on our Facebook page – “like” us to keep up to date!

Past Years’ Results

Check out the results from previous years at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival! See how your team did, or just check out what the competition looks like.

2019 Results
2018 Results
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results

2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results
2010 Results

Medal Ceremonies

There will be gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the first, second, and third place teams respectively from the A finals. There will be pins for the first, second, and third place teams from the B consolation finals. Medals and pins can be picked up from the BC Cancer Foundation tent following the finals. Instead of an awards ceremony on stage, teams are invited to pick up their awards at their leisure and get their picture taken in front of our VDBF banner.