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.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Society will enter the 31th year of Dragon Boating in the community and today is one of Calgary’s “best family friendly outdoor festivals around”!!!

Recent NEWS

Festival Team Registrations

Deadline for registration has arrived.

Festival Team Registration inquiries:
registration@calgarydragonboatsociety.com

Dragon Boat Race Grid for 2022 and Team Listings will be released August 3rd, 2022

Early bird prices ended on June 11th, 2022.
Festival Team Registrations deadline on July 23, 2022

Please stay tuned to our social media channels when we announce the race grid.


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
CDBC Crew Yahoo 2014
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Calgary Dragon Boat 2015, Charity race featuring Government Boat
2012 Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival
Gov team @ Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival 2011
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Calgary Dragonboat Festival 2011 Crew Yahoo
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CDBC Crew Yahoo 2014
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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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2012 Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival
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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