Welcome to North America’s largest and most competitive dragon boat championship! With over 200 teams from 12 countries around the world expected for the 30th anniversary of the Festival, we know that you’ll enjoy paddling at this premier event.

Race Information

Registrants in all divisions (Mixed, Women’s, Junior) will race 4 times over the weekend on a 500m course. The top teams in the Mixed and Women’s divisions will be invited to participate in our marquee Guts and Glory 2,000m race, where up to 18 boats will race at 10 second intervals.

Specialty Races

Specialty races are held on the 500m course, with the exception of the International Cup and Barrier Free Canada Cup. Specialty races change from year to year, but usually include the U24 Cup, Breast Cancer Cup, Grand Dragon’s Cup, and Open Championship; register for these races online at https://register.dragonboatbc.ca/code/.

For more information on the All Access Cup and if your non-profit organization would like to apply to have a team in the race, or the International Cup, please email info@dragonboatbc.ca or go to Registration under Racer Info.

Regulations and Rules

All races at the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival are held in BuK boats. IDBF 202a wooden paddles and approved lifejackets will be available for racers to use. Please note that all racers must wear lifejackets at all times on the water.

Paddlers are allowed to bring their own lifejackets and paddles. Paddles must meet the IDBF 202a specification for use at Dragon Boat BC events. Paddlers supplying their own lifejackets must ensure that the lifejackets are approved by the Department of Transport (DOT), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) or Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Inflatable life jackets are not allowed at Dragon Boat BC races.

Rules of racing can be found online under Downloads. Waivers for adult teams are completed online. Rosters are completed online, but must be printed out and submitted to the Race Registrar on site at the Festival. Waivers and rosters for junior teams and paddlers under 18 can be found under Downloads, and must be submitted to the Race Registrar on site at the Festival.

Please note that there is no manager or steersperson meeting for the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.

Visiting Teams

Coming from out of town or abroad? We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver, and helping you make the most of your time while you’re here. Visit our Visiting Team page for more information on Vancouver, tips on getting around, and programming for visiting teams.

Registration and Questions

Register online at register.dragonboatbc.ca. Information on fees and registration can be found online at Registration. Questions may be sent to info@dragonboatbc.ca or to the Registrar at registrar@dragonboatbc.ca.

Thanks to all of our teams in 2017!

Premier Mixed Division

The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival wouldn’t be the same without the drum beats, the paddlers, and the world-class racing. Thank you to all of the teams that joined us in 2017 for the Festival. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2018 for the 30th anniversary of the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival!

“The Eh Team”
AeroDragons Dragon Boat Club
Bridge City Blitz Blue
Bridge City Blitz Gold
Britannia CAN Dragons
Britannia Have A Nice Day
Butts in a Boat
Cal Dragon Boat
CBC Wave Catchers
CC Riders
Central Coast SurviveOars
CIBC One West
Concord Flying Dragons Too
Concord Pacific Flying Dragons
Conquering Waves 1
Conquering Waves II
Creekside Dragons
Czech Dragons
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Black
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Red
Dragon Hearts Breaker
Dragon Hybrids
Dragon Zone DH Thunderbreaker
Dragon Zone Fire Dragons
Dragon Zone Twisted Hips
Dragon Zone Whipsplash
DragonMax
Dragons In Sight
Dreadnought
Dreadnought II
DZ Premier
EDBRC – Dragon Boat Z
EDBRC – TSUNAMI
EDBRC Got Gainz
EDBRC Got Pho?
EDBRC River Rats
Eye Of The Dragon
FCRCC Premier
FCRCC Sr C
FLCC Spirit of a Renegade
Golder Water Warriors
Grandragons
Hydro Dragons / Gift of Life
KPH – Modern Niagara
LA Thunder Dragons
LATITUDE 48 PADDLING CLUB OC20
Los Angeles Racing Dragons
Macau IACM Dragon Boat Team
Max Storm
Metro Vancouver 44 Cheeks
MT Promises
NEC Nighthawks Team
Northwind
OARDEAL
OCC Weed Whackers
Oil City Crew
One Dragon
Oyster Point Dragons
Paddle Rangers
Pemberton Bald Eagle
QF BLU BY U
Ripple Effect Dragon Boat Team
Riptide
San Francisco Bay Area Dragons
San Francisco Dragon Warriors
Save on Food Dragonslayers
SF Bay Area Dragons 2
SFU Shockwave
ShangLong Dragon Boat Team
SNC-Paddalin’
SOL Dragons
Sowers Friend
Stantec Splash
Starbucks Waverunners
STEMCELL Technologies
Swordfish
Sync or Swim
Team LifeScan
Team Orca
UBC Thunder
UBC Thunderbirds SC
UC San Diego
UCI Elements
VIP GD 50+ mixed
VIP GD 60+ mixed
WAM Mixed
Wasabi Grand Masters Mixed

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Premier Women's Division

The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival wouldn’t be the same without the drum beats, the paddlers, and the world-class racing. Thank you to all of the teams that joined us in 2017 for the Festival. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2018 for the 30th anniversary of the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival!

“The Eh Team”
Abreast – Deas Divas
Abreast At Rocky Point
Abreast in Alder Bay
Abreast Up the Creek
Abreast with FORT-itude
Bridge City Team Velocity Blue
Bridge City Team Velocity Gold
Central Coast SurviveOars
Despirit Housewives
FCRCC Premier Women
FCRCC Sr C
FLCC Dragon Alliance
FLCC Fast & Furious
FLCC Sundragons
FLCC Titanium
Northern Spirit
Raise a Little Swell
Saggin Dragons
SAINTS PRESERVE US
snapdragons
Stroke the Dragon
VIP GD 50+ women
VIP GD 60+ women
WAM Women
Wasabi Force
Wasabi Impact

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Junior Division

The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival wouldn’t be the same without the drum beats, the paddlers, and the world-class racing. Thank you to all of the teams that joined us in 2017 for the Festival. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2018 for the 30th anniversary of the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival!

CCM Thunder
Crosswind
Dragon Hearts ZERO!
Eternal Dragon
Eternal Griffin
Eternal Phoenix
Galileo Celestial Dragons
GSS Gladiators
Hastings Hydras
Kensington CC Knights
Killarney Torpedo Turtles A
Killarney Torpedo Turtles B
Kitsilano Water Demons
Laoyam Eagles
Lotus Juniors
Marpole United Nations Dragons
Ouroboros Platinum
Oyster Point – Tiger Sharks
Paddlin’ Panthers
Quantum Blue
Raging Rebels
RHS Flying Colts
RIVERSIDE RAPIDS
Spirit of Fraser Valley
Strathcona Youth Dragons
VT Conquest
Wasabi Kraken
Zamboanga Aquarockets

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