School Groups

Family and Friends

Corporate Programs – Vancouver and Steveston

Corporate Challenge Paddling Day

Dragon boating is a great team building or customer appreciation activity! The Corporate Challenge program has been developed for companies that are seeking a memorable team building activity. Your staff will benefit from the expertise of Dragon Boat coaches to help build the qualities of cohesion, cooperation and strength of spirit that are typically found within high performance teams.

Held on weekdays during the months of April through to October, the day includes instruction, coaching, team building exercises, and snacks. If the group size is large enough, the day will culminate in a series of races.

* Price: Start as low as $50 + 5% gst per person, (cost is based on a per person basis)
* Minimum number of participants: 10
* Length: 2 hours
* Available for special order: Special awards (chocolate or medals) and custom-made team jerseys are available if we are provided with sufficient notice. Prices may vary depending on quantity and quality of medals and/or jerseys.

Please click here if you are interested in taking part in a Corporate Challenge Paddling Day

Corporate Paddling Challenge

We have created a training and competition program that will enable a select number of people to learn or refine their paddling skills.

The training component will help to develop the skill and fitness levels of your staff.

The competition phase will provide the opportunity for your team to compete against other local businesses for recognition as the ultimate team players. The program offers race opportunities for all female and mixed teams.

Training sessions will be held for 4 to 10 weeks depending on your needs. Sessions will involve instruction in aspects of fitness, paddling technique and race tactics.

The program culminates at either the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival held in June each year or the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival held in August each year.

Length: between 4 to 10 weeks
Cost: Participation fees start at $2,400 and includes four practices a with coach, use of all necessary equipment and registration to the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival or the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival and the option of Dragon Zone Paddling Club Regattas and team t-shirts.

To register and for any other information please email or call our office at 604.688.2382


School Groups

One Time On-Water Dragon Boat Paddling Experience

This program is for all ages of school children and their teachers who just want a fun and rewarding experience on the water. Kids come for 1.5 hours of activities that start with basic paddling and ends with fun races. Let our professional coaches teach students the proper technique of dragon boat paddling. Perfect for all fitness levels. All equipment provided includes boats, personal flotation devices and paddles. Program takes place rain or shine and costs $10.00 per student

Schedule of each 1.5 hour session.

0 – 15 minutes: Arrive, put away bags in lockers, get PFDs and paddles.
15 – 30m: On-land safety session, including capsize drill. How to hold paddle, basic paddling technique and calls.
30 – 45m: Basic on-water instruction, how to paddle the boat in time.
45 – 75m: On-water instruction, how to race, games, team building exercises, etc.
75 – 90m: Racing!
90 – 100m: Dock boats, put away equipment.

Please click here if you are interested in booking a one time on-water dragon boat experience.

Please email for more information about our school programs and financial assistance.

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden Programs

Dragon Tales – Learn the myths and stories of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival. We will examine life in Ming Dynasty China, explore the history of dragon Boats and make individual good luck charms!
Land and Sea – Combine the above two programs for a Dragon Day of fun, for one special price! We will customize an itinerary for you. Ask us about lunch options!

Dragon Tales and Land and Sea are offered in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden, please email: for more information and registration.

Family and Friends

Come celebrate your special moments with us. Friends and family are welcome! You bring the people, we provide the fun!

If you are a group of 10 people or more we invite you to come and try dragon boating.

Let our professional coaches teach your group the proper technique of dragon boat paddling. Perfect for all fitness levels. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! All equipment provided, including boats, personal flotation devices and paddles.

These 1 hour sessions will get your heart beat pounding. Program takes place rain or shine.

Please contact us to book your celebration at

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