Rules and Regulations

Whether this is your first festival or your 23rd, make sure you know the rules. Race regulations and requirements may be different in Victoria than in other venues you’ve raced before, so download our Rules and Regulations.

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When and Where

The 2017 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes place in downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour on August 18-19-20, with registration Friday August 18, races Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20. Paddlers’ Village and all other Festival activities are located conveniently at Ship Point, at 900 Wharf Street.

Dragon boat races take place from approximately 8:00am until 4:00pm, with a break for lunch at approximately 12:00pm. Race Grids with estimated race times will be posted online during the week prior to the festival.