Dragon Boat Festival

August 11, 2023 - August 13, 2023
Inner Harbour

The Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival presented by Fairway Market is the Island’s signature dragon boat festival.

Through the centuries, traditions like dragon boat have travelled across the Pacific and found new homes in communities like Victoria. You’ll also find Canada’s oldest Chinatown just a few blocks away, reflecting the long-standing contributions from Chinese communities in building Canada.

We bring Chinese and local cultures together, and celebrate them every August in the Inner Harbour through racing, cultural demonstrations, and local artist performances.

We’re a celebration of sport, culture, diversity, and community for everyone of any age and background. Our commitment to supporting our local community inspires what we do.