Get ready to paddle, teams! We're excited to welcome you back to Harrison.

The Harrison Dragon Boat Festival welcomes teams every year to Harrison Lake for a fun day of races! For any questions regarding registration, please contact iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For registration information, please visit our Race Registration Information page.

The Festival is organized in partnership between the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society (dba Dragon Boat BC), and the Fraser Valley Paddling Club.

Stay and Play: Visiting Team Accommodation Offers

Harrison Hot Springs Resorts: Starting at $259/night

Experience the Good Life in BC. More than a hotel, Harrison Hot Springs Resort is a basecamp for experiencing the scenic beauty, natural attractions and exhilarating outdoor adventures of Harrison Hot Springs. The Resort is a 3 minute walk from the Harrison Dragon Boat Festival.

Tucked among tranquil gardens on the shoreline of Harrison Lake, their relaxing, pet-friendly resort awaits you with rustic charm, modern amenities, and a classic resort experience. Since 1886, travelers have found comfort and healing from their five hot mineral springs pools and the therapeutic spa treatments they inspire. Just beyond their doorstep, the surrounding beauty beckons you to come out and play- whether setting off on a fishing charter from our marina, enjoying a breathtaking ride high above the Fraser Canyon Gorge on the Hell’s Gate Airtram, or doing nothing more than lounging by one of their pools.

Race Information and Instructions/Race Grid

Racer Village
  • Teams will be allowed to bring and set up their tents in the designated Paddler’s Village only on Friday, July 21 between 3pm-5pm, or Saturday morning starting at 7am.
  • Teams are not permitted to set-up their tent on the grass/outside the Paddler’s Village unless there are specific reasons required to do so. If this is the case please check-in at HQ before setting up your tent.
  • Please note tent spaces will be roughly indicated, but fencing and flagging tape will not be place. Please follow instructions from on-site crews.
  • Teams are responsible for making sure tents are secured with their own weights or sandbags.
  • Liquor consumption, BBQ’s, open fires, and commercial activity is strictly prohibited without permission from the Festival
Team Check In/Registration
  • Teams can pick up racer wristbands on Friday, July 21 between 3pm and 5pm, or Saturday, July 22 starting at 7am.
  • Reminders that waivers and rosters are all completed online at Please send out waivers to your team now.
  • Rosters are due electronically by July 17. Paper waivers and rosters are not accepted.
  • The mandatory captain/steersperson meeting will be held at 8:00 AM at the finish line tent. Each team must send their captain or administrator plus steersperson to the meeting.
Race Program
  • Race grid draft 1 is located on this site above. Please let us know if there are any issues. We have received a number of last minute change requests, and we request that teams remember in the future to put your change requests in as early as possible.
  • Due to last minute team adjustments, we apologize that the race program is being slightly adjusted to run as a 3X500M event for 2023.
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