AUGUST 6 & 7, 2022

On August 6-7,  2022, we’re launching the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival on the Gorge Waterway along Victoria’s spectacular harbour system. This exciting weekend of racing draws on FGPC’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s signature dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the hands-on experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues around the world. The 2022 VIDBF will challenge local, regional and international teams across competitive and recreational divisions over a number of exciting formats, including:

  • Competitive and recreational championships with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place finishes in women’s, mixed and open divisions
  • Inaugural medals
  • Racing on a true 500m race course in Vancouver Island-designed “Millennium” dragon boats
  • Guts-&-Glory 1500m races for women’s and mixed teams
  • Challenge races for senior teams (55+) on the same race course as the BC 55+ Games in September
  • Site-wide cultural, entertainment and amenities, including international foods, stage performances and family-oriented amusements