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”.


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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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It’s OFFICIAL – Sinopec Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2020

Its official, mark your calendars August 7, 8, 9, 2020 for the Sinopec Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2020 Seasons Greetings and #paddlesupYYC to all...See 2020 Dragon Boat Season Calendar... ...
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North Glenmore Park is ready to welcome everyone!!!

Live on Location with Lane, CTV at North Glenmore Park! Thank you Lane Fraser for taking the time to come down to North Glenmore Park to ride along in a ...
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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
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