As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1850 competitors, +4000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences. Every year, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society (CDBS) organizes Dragon Boat Race & Festival at North Glenmore Park to showcase culture and dragon boat racing in a family-friendly environment.

In 2016, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Dragon Boating in the community and today is one of Calgary’s “best family friendly outdoor festivals around”.


Recent News


Calgary Dragon Boat Season 2020 – CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Dragon Boat season in Calgary. This includes the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival and all practices ...
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Thank You Volunteers!

The Calgary Dragon Boat Society would like to thank all the past, present, and future volunteers for taking the time to help the dragon boat festival and the operations a ...
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Calgary Dragon Boat Society Update – COVID-19

Hello, As we all watch the news on the COVID-19 Pandemic unfold locally, nationally and globally - our hearts go out to all families, friends or paddlers who may have ...
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the DRAGON MARKETPLACE is now accepting vendor applications!!!

Food Trucks, Merchants or Not-for-Profit Organizations are welcome… Dragon Marketplace The Calgary Dragon Boat Festival is one of Calgary’s premiere sporting events and family-friendly festivals. Taking place at North Glenmore ...
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#paddlesupYYC – Calgary Dragon Boat Team Registrations NOW OPEN!!!

There are many different types of dragon boat teams in Calgary. Corporate teams sponsored by a company or organization will race in the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival, and there are ...
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Photos speak a thousand words, but videos will speak more than a thousand words and will show you the raw emotion of the comradery, sportsmanship, dedication, team spirit, and why Dragon Boating is so attractive. 

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The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day.

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Aerial Photo of the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival on August 22, 2015
Source: Google Earth