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


Happy Dragon Boat Festival 2021

Although it has been an unusual pandemic year globally, the spirit of our ancient Chinese traditions are alive and well as the Calgary Dragon Boat Society would like to wish ...
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Calgary Dragon Boat Season 2021 – CANCELLED

It is with a heavy heart and disappointment we are announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Dragon Boat season in Calgary. This includes the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival and all ...
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Special Meeting (By-Laws & Elections) 2021 – Notice

Gung Hey Fat Choy!!! Happy Chinese New Years!!! Paddles up! The Calgary Dragon Boat Society will hold a Special Meeting (By-Laws & Elections) on March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m ...
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Calgary Dragon Boat Society – Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice

Happy New Year Everyone! We hope this message finds you well despite the restrictions we are all experiencing. Hopefully time away from dragon boating in 2020 was spent with family ...
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Interested in learning more about the National Team?

Interested in learning more about the National Team? Join the Program Directors (what we call the people in charge of each category) for an informative orientation session! Did you know ...
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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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Calgary Dragon Boat 2015, Charity race featuring Government Boat
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Gov team @ Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2011
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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