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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, May 21 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday, June 18 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 to 6 week series of once per week 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!
Click here to register

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!
Click here for details!

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
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!

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!

Click here for more information!

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
FGPC Community Supports

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Train, Play, & Compete
Festival 2013

in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.


We’re looking for 100 people to do something great and volunteer at the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Not only will you be helping to facilitate one of the city’s signature summer festivals, you’ll be an invaluable part of a summer event featuring more than 1,200 athletes, 5,000 spectators, beer gardens, music, dance and more. To become one of our valued volunteers, click here for more information and to sign up.

Our next Dragon Boat Open House happens on Sunday June 18, 2023 from 1pm to 3pm. Click here for more information and to sign up.

There are very few spots left to register for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, held this year on the weekend of July 8 and 9, 2023. Register now!

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.

There are only a few spaces left in our 2023 Kids Paddlesports Camps! 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