WELCOME TO THE
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Celebrate the wild-wild-west in 2020. Western wonders promise to make August 7-9 the wildest, waviest and wettest-ever dragon boat races in Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour. Paddles up, pardners!
COME AND RACE WITH US!
2020 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival!
August 7, 8, and 9, 2020
Registration NOW OPEN!
- The best summer event in Victoria.
DRAGON BOAT RODEO?
Ever been to a rodeo on water?
Sign up for the 2020 dragon boat "Guts and Glory Rodeo," a 1500 meter sprint around floating barrels.
Pass or be passed!
EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT
The Guts and Glory races, a 1500 meter course with buoy turns thrown in, are a test of endurance and a fantastic opportunity to catch some exciting race action.
PADDLES UP, PARDNERS!
Join us from August 7-9 for the wildest, waviest and wettest-ever dragon boat races in Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour. Paddles up, pardners!
TAKE IN SOME CULTURE
A variety of fantastic cultural events take to the Festival Main Stage every year delighting both racers and visitors alike.
Take home some shiny hardware. Win medals and trophies in a variety of categories and celebrate with your team after the races in the Vancouver Island Brewery beer gardens.
TEAMS FROM NEAR AND FAR
The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is proud to host a variety of teams from across North America and beyond, including several local corporate teams like Team RBC!
LIGHTS OF COURAGE
Gather for the annual Lights of Courage memorial event to hang lanterns along the Lights of Courage Walkway and honour loved ones whose life has been touched by cancer.
The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s one-of-a-kind venue in Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour makes for some stunning paddling photo opportunities
Be part of something special. Join us this year.
Become a volunteer.