*HST and a processing fee of 6.99% + $1.25 will be added to all rates. All payments are made during registration and e-transfer is available for all options except “Team Members Pay”.




Dec 1st

Mar 1st

Community (Team Captain Pays in Full)




Community (Team Members Pay)

$70 pp

$75 pp

$85 pp

Local teams competing in the following Community Challenge Cups: Canadian Armed Forces, Education, Emergency Services, Friends & Family, Government, Masters, Pride, Sport & Fitness; Women Recreational, Intermediate and Competitive Divisions






Local teams competing in the following Corporate Challenge Cups: Building & Development, Embassies & Foreign Missions, Health Care, High Tech, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Professional Services (Financial, Legal, Accounting, etc)


Accessibility/All Cancer Paddlers/Breast Cancer Paddlers/Community Charities/Para/Youth





Out of Town





Dragon Boat Canada (Out of Town)





Dragon Boat Canada (Local)





Teams outside of North America



Individuals: Cost will be determined by the team you join




**Refund deadline is 4pm ET on April 30th. Teams who request a refund before the deadline will receive a reimbursement of the registration payment minus an administrative fee of 25% (+HST).

Registration includes:

  • Entry into the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  • Two team practices with certified coaches
  • Opportunity for top fundraising teams to qualify to race in the Charity Challenge Cup 
  • Access to free concert series and onsite activities
  • Opportunity to compete in various community and corporate divisions
  • Team site to hang out between races; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
  • Invitation for all team members to the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Champions
  • Entry into team t-shirt, team site and team spirit competitions 
  • All equipment provided (boats, paddles, PFDs)
Team Details:

Mixed - must race with a minimum of 8 female paddlers.
Women - must race with all female paddlers, may have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.
Open - no restrictions. Teams are often comprised of primarily male paddlers, but females may also paddle. Open teams can have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.

Teams may be comprised of 16-20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 6 spares (maximum roster of 30).




Concerts and additional programming are funded through the generous support of artistic grants and sponsors.



The festival provides hydration stations, which allow people to re-fill personal water bottles.