Register your team before July 21st!

2023 Victoria Dragon Boat Race Registration

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is now accepting team reservations for our 2023 Festival, taking place on August 12 – 13.

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


The deadline for team registration is July 21st

Don’t miss out!

Race registration for our 2023 Festival is limited so book ahead!

We will be returning to two days of racing for 2023. Register soon!

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



$1,345.50 + GST, if registered before 16 April (Early bird)


$1,495 + GST, if registered between 16 April - 21 July

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


Waiver Form

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).