2022 Dragonboat Festival

What’s New This Year


The Kamloops 2022 Dragon Boat Festival is excited to announce its return to the paddling world this summer, after a two-year hiatus. 

In partnership with the Kamloops Sports Council, the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival Society invites you to join us on the water on August 6, 2022, at Riverside Park, by registering now. The early bird rate will be $850 until June 17, 2022. After this, the cost of participation will increase to $950. The festival will include racing on a river, going under a bridge, paddling in four 500-metre races and participating in a Guts and Glory race!

In the park, there will be a grassy, shaded paddlers’ village with lots of new updates recently done by the City of Kamloops. These added amenities include a new beach walkway, a washrooms/change room facility, as well as food and beverage vendors. In addition to this, we encourage participants to bring along their families to check out the new spray park in KIDS ZONE!

If needed or desired, the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival can provide steersmen for teams that do not have experience paddling in a river, as well as practice session opportunities in the afternoon on Friday, August 5th. Please note that there will be no additional fee to any team for these options.


2022 Kamloops Ribfest


Ribfest, a beer garden and Music in the Park will also return this year. On August 5 – August 7, Kamloops Daybreak Rotatory Ribfest will take place. Entertainment for all members of your family, stage performances, a raffle and delicious ribs will make the day unforgettable. There is something for everyone!

Please use the following links to learn more about these events: 



Hot Nite in the City Car Show and Shine


6 city blocks in Downtown Kamloops, BC are closed off to allow Street Rods, Custom, American Muscle, Sport-Compact, Tuners, British, European, Asian, Collector, Vintage, Motorcycles, Race, Competition Vehicles, and Big Rigs, to join us on the streets with live music and vendors! 

For more information about the event, follow the link below:





We have arranged festival rates with the Sandman Signature Hotel.  If you wish to book a room,
contact the hotel at (250) 852-6713 and ask for Kimberley Turner. In the alternative, you can email her directly at  Sales_bcthomnorth@sandman.ca 


Contact Us


In-person customer support – 1550 Island Pkwy Unit 101
Phone – (250) 828-3822
Email – myeomans@kamloopssportscouncil.com