It’s WET. It’s WILD. It’s a weekend of fun for the entire family!

Save on Foods presents the 17th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 5-7, 2019, at the spectacular Maffeo Sutton Park.

Registration is now closed.

CLICK HERE to download the FGPC Dragon Boat Festival Rules and Regulations.

For more information about the Festival, click here.

The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival can be used as a DBC national qualifier; ask the registrar for details at

Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis;  if registration fills before the Friday, June 8, 2019 your crew will be waitlisted.

Maximum number of crews to be registered is 72.


Local (Vancouver Island)

Early Bird (until April 15, 2019):  $1,360 including GST
Regular (after April 15, 2019):  $1,475 including GST

Visiting (Continental North America – transit by air or ship is required to attend)

Early Bird (until April 15, 2019):  $1,150 including GST
Regular (after April 15, 2019):  $1,300 including GST

Junior teams
50% discount off current fee

International teams (outside of continental North America):
Fees waived

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Staff Sterns and Drummers will be available (+$150 per staff person for the weekend) and can be requested by contacting us.

Please register early to avoid disappointment. Crew registration payment must be made before registration in this event is confirmed.

Please complete and submit the form below and pay fees no later than Friday June 8, 2019.


  • Online by credit card (or PayPal account) only

Festival Cancellation/Refund Policy

There will be 25% administrative fee for all withdrawals. The final date to withdraw a team from the festival is May 31, 2019. There will be no refunds of any type after this date, including if the festival is cancelled or curtailed due to safety reasons.

Registration and Payment

  1. Registration is now closed.
  2. Once we receive payment, we will request your roster closer to the event date. Any paddler who has completed a Fairway Gorge Paddling Club waiver in 2019 will not be required to complete an additional waiver.