Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Racing Festival
About the Festival
Bringing Communities Together
Each year, we bring close to 80,000 people together for the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, a three-day celebration of culture and sports right in the heart of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Visitors from local areas around Victoria and from around the world converge on our Festival to cheer on dragon boating teams, to sample global cuisines, to dance to local bands and to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.
Our Festival is remarkably proud of its integral role in our community, and we strive to help bring people together – as individuals, as teams, as businesses, and as families.
Join us from August 12, 2022 to August 14, 2022 to celebrate and take pride in the inspiring accomplishments and the cohesiveness of our communities!
History of the Festival
Dragon boating is one of the fast growing sports in the world. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has provided the region with exciting race opportunities for more than twenty years, with teams emerging from all over Vancouver Island. We owe immense gratitude to the invaluable support of our community partners, the City of Victoria, the Harbour Master, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, RCM-SAR, the Royal Canadian Navy, and many others.
Additionally, local and national sponsors have generously supported our event throughout the years, and by extension, the joy of paddling sports to Vancouver Island.
Finally, our Festival would not stand where it is today without the assistance of many individuals, who have played key roles as volunteers to spearhead and to extend the reach of our Festival.