Paddle at The 2022 Dragon Boat Festival


Paddle Victoria!

Paddles up! Come race in one of the most beautiful venues in Canada – the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

We bring together local, regional, national, and international teams for a weekend filled with the spirit of dragon boating. The Inner Harbour of Victoria offers breathtaking views, a pleasure to the eye as you swift through the water. Truly, there aren’t many other spots in the world that can offer such an experience!

Race Info

We offer an inclusive, diverse race experience, with many racing categories available for registration. Take a look at the various divisions, challenges, and race types that you can sign up for!

Register a Team

2022 registrations are now open! Enter before April 29, 2022, our early bird deadline, to take advantage of our $250 discount!

Past Races

Looking for information on past race results and competitors? Visit our Festival archives to learn more about our paddling experience.

Learn to Paddle

Curious about the wonderful sport of dragon boating? Looking to make new community connections in a fun setting? There are so many paddling opportunities available for you!

Paddlers are so much fun! Bring a buddy team this year and, as a reward, you get $100 off your 2023 registration!”The more the merrier!

Paddlers’ Activities

Have your team and yourself immersed in the full dragon boating experience! Take part in some or all of our activities, specially geared to build team culture, sportsmanship, and long-lasting connections! Below are snippets of our past events. Stay tuned for further details on what you can expect at the 2022 Festival.

Join a team

Experienced paddlers?

Did you know that Victoria is one of the few places in Canada that you can paddle all year round?

There are plenty of teams in Victoria actively recruiting new members, and new teams forming every year. Contact us for more information about opportunities for experienced paddlers in Victoria.

Is your team currently recruiting? Email us and we’ll post your openings here.

Corporate Teams

Why Paddle

Dragon boat paddling offers a unique opportunity to engage your employees through a fun team-building activity that people of all ages and fitness levels can take part in. With emphasis on collaboration, communication, commitment and co-ordination, the lessons learned on the water can be taken back to the workplace. Dragon boat paddling can bring out leadership, help develop a sense of pride and accomplishment among participants, and build camaraderie.

How to start a team

Please contact us for more information on how you can start your own team.