As Calgary’s premier sport festivals, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1250 competitors, +2500 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences.
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.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Festival is recognized by Dragon Boat Canada as a qualifying event for the purposes of the 2015 National Club Crew Qualifiers. If you intend to use the event as a qualifier for your team please indicate your intention on the registration forms.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PARKING:
In order to ensure the safety of our athletes and spectators, parking is severely restricted to ensure clear routes for emergency vehicles in case they are needed during the event.
We highly advise that you take advantage of FREE Festival parking located at Mount Royal University as parking at North Glenmore Park very limited and restricted in some areas. Calgary Transit is providing transportation (approximately every 15 mins) to/from the Festival for a nominal rider fee of $3.00 per person.
CBC NEWS: CALGARY AT 6:00 | Aug 26, 2012 | 1:08
Dragon boat races
At least 1,000 participated in Calgary's dragon boat races this weekend.
Great overview video of the 2012 Calgary Dragon Boat Festival by HDMediaCalgary.
Reporter speaks in Mandarin.