Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a small gathering of paddle teams in a positive atmosphere of competitive spirit and camaraderie.

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Location: Salmon Arm, British Columbia

This annual event is fun, affordable and fast paced. The Festival Village atmosphere is typically a vibrant and fun atmosphere with live music, working artisans, information kiosks and healthy food vendors serving up a taste of the Shuswap.

Located in a beautiful setting on the shores of Salmon Arm Bay in Marine Park the festival is fun for the whole family. While the annual Dragon Boat Festival is a gathering of paddling teams, the organizers try to provide an atmosphere of camaraderie and a positive spirit of competition as a beginning to the Dragon Boat racing season for participating teams.


8:00am  team registration
8:30am  official welcome, team warmup
9:00am  races begin
3 - 3:30pm  award ceremonies

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Registration is on a first-come basis and space is limited.

Race info:

  • women's & mixed divisions

  • 500-metre distance

  • 16 teams

Cost per team registration is $850 up to May 20, and $920 from May 20 on.

For further information and registration and waiver forms visit the SARP Festival Page.

More Information

Salmon arm home to North America’s longest curved in-land wooden wharf, the renowned Roots and Blues festival, Canoe Beach, hundreds of kilometres of trails and one of only three bird sanctuaries in BC.

Check out the Tourism Salmon Arm Website for more information on this beautiful lake side town.