2023 BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival
CANCELLED - Races: February 3-4 @ Dow's Lake
Free Concerts: February 3-20 @ The Rainbow
BeaverTails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is the largest ice dragon boat race in the world! The event provides a unique experience that combines dragon boating with Canadian winter sports culture. Twelve-person boats are equipped with skate-like blades and competitors propel themselves along the course using spiked ice-picks. On February 3-4, teams from around the world will compete on the Rideau Canal Skateway at Dow's Lake.
The festival is made possible each year due to the time and dedication of hundreds of volunteers. Join us in 2023 and be part of an awesome volunteer team that will help make this year’s festival a success! And there are so many great reasons to volunteer at the festival.
Make new friends!
Get your volunteer hours!
Give back to your community!
Whether you like being behind the scenes or in the middle of the action, you will find a position that fits your interests. And with many different dates and shift times available, there is something for everyone's schedule.
Register today and join us in February 2023 for an experience you won't forget!