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Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

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Vancouver, BC

Teams are practicing now for the races. Race weekend races are on the water from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21. It’s a free event and there will be circus shows, kids’ activities, jugglers, live music, fabulous food, lots to do and see.

Blessing: On Friday, June 19 at 5 pm Taoist priests will cleanse the course and bless the boats. All are welcome. On the dock south of Science World

New this year: Celebration of Girls and Women to follow the Blessing on June 19. We’ll be holding some women- and girl-friendly activities and fundraising for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer. This is the 20th year for the Abreast in A Boat teams.
Where: Creekside Community Centre, Village Plaza and the waters of False Creek, near Science World.