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


Advancing Paddling Camp 2022

The Calgary Dragon Boat Society is very pleased to announce the return of the Advancing Paddling Camp in 2022.  The camp will be held at the Calgary Canoe Club on ...
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DRAGON MARKETPLACE 2022 is now OPEN!!!

Food Trucks, Merchants or Not-for-Profit Organizations are welcome… Dragon Marketplace
Aug 6-7, 2022, North Glenmore Park The Calgary Dragon Boat Festival is one of Calgary’s premiere sporting events and family-friendly festivals ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

While it was a record short season, we were glad to have been able to get our members on the water for the last 2 months and see some great ...
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2021 Calgary Dragon Boat Regatta

It was a long 2 year hiatus, but finally the wait was over for seven of our local Calgary teams who faced off at a knock out regatta under a ...
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Dragon Boat Returns!

It's been a long wait, but we are excited to announce the return of dragon boat practices in Calgary! We will initially pilot a limited roll out for established local ...
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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. 

Calgary Dragonboat Festival 2011 Crew Yahoo
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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