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2020 Registration is now open!

The Victoria Dragon Boat festival not only attracts many recreational teams but also some of the most competitive teams around the racing circuit from the Pacific Northwest. So, if you know a team from Vancouver, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Seattle, Portland, or beyond, that was not planning to attend this year or has not yet experienced the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, then encourage them to register! If you know someone from a team that would like to attend our festival, please email us at or call: 250.704.2500


Local (Vancouver Island)
Regular Rate $1,750 (includes GST) after April 15, 2020
Early Bird $1,500 (includes GST) until April 15, 2020

Visiting (Continental North America – transit by air or ship is required to attend)
Regular Rate $1,500 (includes GST) after April 15, 2020
Early Bird $1,360 (includes GST) until April 15, 2020

International (Outside Continental North America) and Junior Teams 50% discount on the rate at the time of registration.

Challenge Races include the Corporate Challenge, the Great Grand Dragon Challenge, the Breast Cancer Survivor’s Challenge, and the Guts and Glory Races (Mixed and Women).

The Corporate Challenge and the Great Grand Dragon Challenge have an additional fee of $100 including GST.

Staff Steerspersons and Drummers will be available for the weekend at a charge of $150 each.

Click here to register now!


Again this year, the Festival is using individual online waivers.  Paddlers will receive a link to the waiver from their Manager/Captain and it can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.  In addition, our online waiver system is shared between all Festivals managed by Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, so once a participant completes an individual online waiver for one Festival, it’s good for all of the others within the calendar year.

Join a Team

Are you new to dragon boat racing, or new to Victoria? Is your workplace looking for a team-building exercise, or just a fun way to enjoy the summer together? We can help. Dragon boat racing is a growing sport in Victoria, and there are dozens of teams training on our waterways. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival can help you join a team or start one of your own.