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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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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Race Grid 2019

Welcome all “out of town” and Calgary teams!!! This year's race grid is now officially released! A total of 59 teams have been officially register for this year's festival. The ...
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Launching of the new Dragon Boat Fleet…

The Calgary Dragon Boat Society, Parks Foundation Calgary, the Calgary Flames and the Saddledome Foundation are pleased to announce the launching of 5 new Dragon Boats on Sunday, August 4th, ...
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Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival
August 9, 10, 11, 2019
North Glenmore Park Presented by SINOPEC
As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Dragon Boat Race & Festival will host a ...
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THANK YOU SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS!!!

Big Shout of APPRECIATION out goes to all our sponsors and partners for their support of the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival!!! #paddlesupYYC ...
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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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