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FGPC Programs

FGPC's Spring and Summer programs for recreational and performance paddlers are now open for registration. Includes OC1, OC6, V12, and Dragon Boat!

FGPC Dragon Boat Open House

FGPC offers dragon boat open house events every Spring to introduce new paddlers to the fun and camaraderie of dragon boat paddling.
Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Click here for more information and to sign up!

FGPC Greenhorn Dragon Program
Festival 2013

This is the perfect program for brand new paddlers of all ages and abilities who want to dip their paddles in the water over a 5-6-week series of practices culminating in one of Vancouver Island’s three signature dragon boat races.
Click here for more info and to register

FGPC Greenhorn Dragons
FGPC Chinook Youth Spring Kayak Program
Festival 2013

Victoria’s only dedicated Sprint Canoe Kayak programWhere expert coaching staff safely teach children our outdoor specialty, the healthy fun of Sprint Kayaking

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FGPC Chinook Youth Sprint Kayak Program
FGPC Kids Paddlesports Camps

Your kids will have fun and adventure this summer!
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2023 FGPC Kids Paddlesports Camps
Registration is now open!
Kayak and SUP Memberships

Sign up for our kayak / stand up paddle board membership. Available all year round!
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Wouldn't it be great to have daily access to a Kayak or SUP?
Dragon Boat Races
Festival 2013

Fairway Gorge Super Sprints - Sunday May 7, 2023
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival - July 8 and 9, 2023
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival - August 26 and 27, 2023

Registration is now open!

Announcing the 2023
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series
Fairway Gorge Super Sprints
Festival 2013

Fairway Gorge Super Sprints is the first FGPC Festival of the season, and is always a great way to begin a year of Dragon Boat Racing. Quick and crazy, these 200M sprints give you a chance to showcase all the work you’ve put into training early in the year.

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Fairway Gorge Super Sprints ~ 200M
Sunday 7 May 2023
Start a Dragon Boat Team at FGPC!

FGPC can help you set up a community or corporate team and provide everything you need to get on the water.
Click to get started!

Outrigger Canoe Races

V12, Kan-U-Hakit, and Wet Dashe.

Challenge and Excitement year round!

Register now!

Small Boat Race Series
Festival 2013

Looking to warm up this winter? FGPC is bringing the heat with some competition! The “FGPC Small Boat Race Series” is open to all paddlers, any level that want to come out and challenge themselves. Click for more information or to sign up!

FGPC Small Boat Race Series
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Festival 2013

The Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival is returning next summer. This festival will take place in the harbour and at Maffeo Sutton Park on July 8 and 9!

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Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M
8-9 July 2023
Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival
Festival 2013

This exciting weekend of racing draws on the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s signature dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the hands-on experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues around the world.

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Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival
~ 500M
26-27 August 2023
FGPC Wetdashe Dry Change Race

THIS IS A “DRY” CHANGE RACE, which means 6-person crews hotswap on the dock with their team mates at the end of each lap. Dock-change times are included in your team’s aggregate time, so efficient changes get the best results.

FGPC Wetdashe Dry Change OC Race
18 -19 November 2023
Waterfront Outfitters

Waterfront Outfitters is Victoria’s dedicated store for all things paddling-related.
From weather-appropriate technical and off-the-water clothing layers, to specialized winter-safe footwear and westcoast layers, Waterfront Outfitters serves the island paddling community with a broad range of locally-sourced products in a dramatic range of colours.

Dry Land Training

Choose Introductory/Novice, Recreational, or Intermediate/Performance to match your paddling program.

Spring Dry Land Training for Paddlers
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Train, Play, & Compete
Festival 2013

in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.


The FGPC Spring/Summer Paddling Program Guide is now available. Click here for all the details and to register.

Registration is now open for the FGPC Chinook Youth Sprint Kayak program, Victoria’s only dedicated Spring Canoe Kayak program. Click here for more details and to register.

If you are new to the sport of dragon boating and are looking to learn, our Greenhorn Dragon Boat Team will teach you the basics. Click here for more info and to register.

The second of our Spring Dragon Boat Open Houses will take place on April 16 at 1:00 pm at FGPC. Click here for more information or to register.

Our Small Boat Race Series at FGPC continues for Winter 2023 on the last Sunday of every month, with opportunities for OC1s, surfskis, SUPs, sprint kayaks and other small boats. The next FGPC Small Boat Race will be held on Sunday March 26 at 1 pm. Click for more information and to register.

Our first Dragon Boat race of the season, FGPC Super Sprints, will be held on Sunday May 7. Register now to get the Early Bird rate!

2023 Kids Paddlesports Camps registration is now open! Click here for more information and to register.

Please consider donating to FGPC’s Ultralight Fund for the purchase of our fourth ultralight OC6 canoe.

Register now for any or all of our Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series for 2023, including Super Sprints, Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, and the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival