Featured Dragon Boat Races

Championship Dragon Boat Races

Participating Teams


Located at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.
Nearest SkyTrain Station is Main Street. Intersection of Quebec Street and Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.

2017  Site Map

Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

Join us at the Concord Pacific Fan Zone to watch all of the races throughout the weekend. This seated area offers a great view of the finish line and is conveniently located close to the beverage garden and food truck area. You can find the Concord Pacific Fan Zone in the North East corner of False Creek. Come and cheer on your favourite teams!

Featured Races

Friday, June 23 – 6:00pm

We kick off the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival with All Access Friday.

All Access Friday features the Survivor Showdown and the inaugural Barrier Free Canada Cup. 

The Survivor Showdown – Abreast In A Boat vs. Butts In A Boat – is a challenge between prostate and breast cancer survivors.  Cheer on these two amazing teams as they race and help build awareness for their causes.

Supported by the Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Canada 150 Signature Project and the Government of Canada, we are pleased to host the Barrier Free Canada Cup.  Eight teams that make it their mission to engage people facing different challenges race down the historic False Creek race course for glory, and to raise funds for their causes. Watch the Barrier Free Canada Cup from the comfort of the Concord Pacific Fan Zone located at the finish line.

The race isn’t just on the water, but on land as well. Concord Pacific will match pledges for the team that raises the most for their charity up to $5,000.

Click here to pledge

Teams will support the following causes:

Almost Canada & the Dragon Boat Canada U16/U18 National Team benefitting: Fei and Milton K. Wong Family Foundation (High Risk Youth Programs)

Blind Sided benefitting: BC Blind Sports

Many in Motion benefitting: Rick Hansen Foundation 

Conquering Waves benefitting: Open Door Group

Something MS benefitting: Multiple Sclerosis

O2P benefitting: Kidney Foundation of Canada

Butts in a Boat benefitting: Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC

Breast Cancer Survivor Team benefitting: Abreast in a Boat

Saturday, June 24

Concord Pacific Champions Race Series - Saturday June 24 | 1:30-2:30PM

On Saturday, stop by the Dragon Boat Festival to watch elite athletes make waves on the water. From 1:30 to 2:30, the Concord Pacific Champions Race Series will highlight some of the best races the weekend has to offer.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office International Cup presented by Concord Pacific:
Cheer on our local premier teams as they take on challengers from China and the United States in a series of three knockout races where the slowest team of each heat will be eliminated.

Roundhouse Radio – Grand Dragons Cup
Don’t let the name of this race fool you. These teams have been around the world and have the medals and experience to prove it.

BCAA – U24 Cup
These up and coming athletes are the future of the sport.  Many of these athletes are currently training to compete on the national and global level.

CIBC – Breast Cancer Survivor Race
A symbol of hope and a display of strength on the water.  These teams continue to raise awareness for their cause while competing across the globe.

Steve Nash Fitness World Guts & Glory (Women) – 5:00PM
This 2km endurance race adds a staggered start, boat turns and the occasional collision to the race. It’s definitely a race that lives up to the title

Sunday, June 25

Championship Races – 12:00 onwards (all day)
The Championship races for the festival.  Watch teams as they leave everything on the water and compete for medals in their respective divisions.

Concord Pacific Guts & Glory – Mixed – 5:00PM
This 2km endurance race adds a staggered start, boat turns and the occasional collision to the race. Bragging rights are definitely on the line.

All Races (unless otherwise specified) are 500m long.


Championship Races

Friday, June 23rd

Race Time (estimate)
CIBC Survivor Showdown Race 16:00
Barrier Free Cup supported by Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Canada 150 Signature Project and the Government of Canada

Saturday, June 24th

Race Time (estimate)
CIBC Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge 12:35
BCAA U24 Cup 13:12
Roundhouse Radio Grand Dragon’s Race 12:46
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office International Cup – presented by Concord Pacific 12:57

Sunday, June 25th

Race Time (estimate)
Concord Pacific Visiting Team Race 8:11
Canada Leaf Junior D Division 12:13
Canada Leaf Junior C Division 12:24
Canada Leaf Junior B Division 12:35
Canada Leaf Junior A Division 12:46
Champion System Open Division 12:57
Dove & Degree Women’s Recreational D Divsion 13:19
Pure Leaf Tea Women’s Recreational C Divsion 13:30
London Drugs Women’s Recreational B Divsion 13:41
Daily Hive Women’s Recreational A Divsion 13:52
Tangerine Women’s Competitve Divsion 14:03
Steve Nash Fitness World Women’s Guts & Glory Race 17:45
Glacier Media Consolation Rec E 14:15
AM 1320 Recreational E Divsion 14:25
Barefoot Wineries Consolation Rec D 14:37
YVR Recreational D Divsion 14:47
Urban Impact Consolation Rec C 14:59
Yaletown MINI Recreational C Divsion 15:09
Ensign Pacific Consolation Rec B 15:21
Shaw Recreational B Division 15:31
Big Steel Box Consolation Rec A 15:43
Granville Island Brewing Recreational A Divsion 15:53
Tim Hortons Competitive B Divsion 16:04
Dragon Boat BC Competitive A Divsion 16:15
Concord Pacific Guts & Glory- Mixed 17:15

2017 Participating Teams

Adult Mixed Division

“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
Dragons In Sight
Dreadnought II
DZ Premier
EDBRC – Dragon Boat Z
EDBRC Got Gainz
EDBRC Got Pho?
EDBRC River Rats
Eye Of The Dragon
FCRCC Premier
FLCC Spirit of a Renegade
Golder Water Warriors
Hydro Dragons / Gift of Life
KPH – Modern Niagara
LA Thunder Dragons
Los Angeles Racing Dragons
Macau IACM Dragon Boat Team
Max Storm
Metro Vancouver 44 Cheeks
MT Promises
NEC Nighthawks Team
OCC Weed Whackers
Oil City Crew
One Dragon
Oyster Point Dragons
Paddle Rangers
Pemberton Bald Eagle
Ripple Effect Dragon Boat Team
San Francisco Bay Area Dragons
San Francisco Dragon Warriors
Save on Food Dragonslayers
SF Bay Area Dragons 2
SFU Shockwave
ShangLong Dragon Boat Team
SOL Dragons
Sowers Friend
Stantec Splash
Starbucks Waverunners
STEMCELL Technologies
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

Women’s Division

“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
FLCC Dragon Alliance
FLCC Fast & Furious
FLCC Sundragons
FLCC Titanium
Northern Spirit
Raise a Little Swell
Saggin Dragons
Stroke the Dragon
VIP GD 50+ women
VIP GD 60+ women
WAM Women
Wasabi Force
Wasabi Impact

Junior Division

CCM Thunder
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
Spirit of Fraser Valley
Strathcona Youth Dragons
VT Conquest
Wasabi Kraken
Zamboanga Aquarockets

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