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”!!!

Festival Registration Package Options

Deadline for Festival Team Registration is July 23rd, 2022!

Youth Package

$900 per team
(18 years old & under)

  • Annual CDBS Team membership
  • Team registration for the Race & Festival

Basic Package

$1200 per team
(*Early bird $1000)

  • Team registration for the Race & Festival
  • Ideal for “Club” teams
  • Does NOT include Annual CDBS Team membership. $100 will be invoiced along with practice fees.

Team Builder Plus

$1700 per team
(*Early bird $1500)

  • Ideal for novice corporate/non-profit teams Annual CDBS Team membership
  • Team registration for the Race & Festival
  • 3 free practices on the North Glenmore Reservoir
  • Coach and steers person for all practices

Getting Serious

$2000 per team
(*Early bird $1800)

  • Ideal for novice corporate/non-profit teams
  • Annual CDBS Team membership
  • Team registration for the Race & Festival
  • 5 free practices on the North Glenmore Reservoir
  • Coach and steers person for all practices

Youth Package (out of town)

$900 per team
(18 years old & under)

  • Annual CDBS Team membership
  • Team registration for the Race & Festival

Basic Package (out of town)

$900 per team

  • Ideal for “Club” teams from out of town.

Team Tents in Paddler’s Village

  • Tent Size (20ft x 10ft) $250
  • Tent Size (20ft x 20ft) $500

Note:
Due to City of Calgary regulations, team are not permitted to setup their own tents.

Early bird prices ended on June 11th, 2022.

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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