Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival
206 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON Canada P3E 5J1
Sesonal Office Hours
May through July
Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find general information about teams and the races. Just click on what you want to learn more about or scroll down to learn about registration.
Entry Fees Per Team:
|Local teams (Greater Sudbury)||$1,000||$130||$1,130|
|Teams outside Greater Sudbury||$700||$91||$791|
|Local youth teams (Greater Sudbury)||$500||$65||$565|
|Out of town youth teams||$400||$52||$452|
- All equipment (boats, paddles, PFDs) for team members
- Coaching and steering clinics offered through experienced instructors
- Four Free lake practices. Additional practices available at a prescribed fee.
- Challenge Series Cups provide opportunity for friendly competition against other teams within your chosen category
- Team Spirit; compete for more than just racing, by creating a positive enthusiastic team in the park on race day.
- Opportunity to support the annual charity meets their fundraising goals for their capital campaign.
Team Managers Meetings and Packages
First Team Managers’ Meeting – May 22 at 7pm – Register Here
The first team managers’ meeting is an information session designed to prepare you for practices. Attendance is highly recommended.
Click here to view the First Team Managers’ Package (will be available online after meeting)
Second Team Managers’ Meeting – July
The second team managers’ meeting focuses on the race day.
Click here to view the Second Team Managers’ Meeting Package (will be available online after meeting)
Where does the Festival take place?
Where can I park?
We encourage car pooling, cycling, and public transportation are encouraged. Limited, free off-site parking is available at the corner of York and Paris Streets for the public and the parking lot at the old hospital site. Details about bus schedules, routes and fares are available online at http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/transit or by calling 705-675-3333.
Are main parking lots closed?
Yes, the Elizabeth Street parking lot as well as the main beach parking lot is restricted for the day. Cars parked illegally in the surrounding areas may be ticketed and/or towed.
Is there a fee to attend the festival?
This event is free for spectators. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the teams!
Is there entertainment on site?
In addition to the dragon-boat races, there are a number of activities taking place for the whole family. Click here for information.
When does the racing start?
Races begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. the day of the race and continue until approximately 4:30 p.m. that day. What happens if it rains? Unless there is if lightning or very high winds, races will proceed as scheduled.
Where is the best view of the races?
When is the Opening Ceremony?
When are the Award Ceremonies?
Accomodations & Travel
I’m a visitor to Sudbury, where should I stay?
You’ll find everything you need to plan your visit at sudburytourism.ca.
Will there be food and refreshments available on site?
Vendors will offer a variety of food and beverages on race day.
Is there somewhere that I can store my belongings during the day?
Is there an ATM available on site?
Register to Race!
Paddlers helping charities succed.
Release your DRAGON!