Register your team before July 22nd!

2022 Victoria Dragon Boat Race Registration

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is now accepting team reservations for our 2022 Festival, taking place on August 12-14, 2022.

Our theme for 2022 is “The Spirit of the Dragon – Paddles Rise Up”, to celebrate our collective resilience over two years of pandemic restrictions. Join us for exciting races in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, socialize with past friends, and make new ones with paddlers from all over.

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

NOTE: Please do not confuse our Festival with an event that is advertised to take place from August 5, 2022 to August 7, 2022 in Victoria. We are the REAL Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. That event is not the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, and it is not held in the Victoria Inner Harbour. Our 27th annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival will take place August 12, 2022 to August 14, 2022. There has unfortunately been a lot of confusing messaging online, and elsewhere. 

The deadline for team registration is July 22nd.

Don’t miss out!

Race registration for our 2022 Festival is limited so book ahead!

Please note that the number of race days scheduled for the 2022 Festival is dependent on the number of team registrations received.

We are continuously monitoring the current pandemic situation. Our organization will make its best effort to keep all participants’ health and safety a top priority.



$1,750 (includes GST)

Challenge Races (TBD) will have an additional fee.
Deadline for withdrawals is June 1 after which no refunds will be made. An administrative fee of 25% will be charged to the team.

Paddler Forms

Masks and Covid-19

We recommend that all paddlers wear masks and be at least double vaccinated given that we are still in a pandemic. Should there be a change in the Covid-19 situation, we will follow the Public Health Official’s (PHO) guidelines.

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 with VI Paddling (VIP) and Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club (VCKC).

Sorry, we missed you.

Registrations for the 2022 Festival are now closed. We hope to see you in 2023!

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See you on Aug 11-13, 2023.

Stay tuned for team registration and other Festival information in the new year.

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