Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join a team?

If you are interested in paddling, but can’t get your own team together, consider joining an existing team. Some of our registered teams are looking for paddlers of different experience levels. Check out our Join a Team page. For questions or more information about joining a team, please contact us!

How much does it cost to register a team?

Register your team before May 31 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $1,000. From June 1 onwards the team registration fee will be $1,200.

How much do team practices cost?

Teams registered before the early bird deadline will receive two complimentary practices and teams registered after the deadline will receive one complimentary practice. Additional practices will cost $90 per practice.

How do I get to Heritage Park

Barrie is accessible from several different directions. See our map to find the way that is easiest for you. It also shows the municipal parking lots close to Heritage Park.

Where can I stay when I come to Barrie?

There are plenty of places to stay in Barrie. “Residence and Conference Centre – Barrie” are the official accommodations provider to the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival. For other accommodations, visit the Where to Stay pages of the Greater Barrie Visitor and Convention Bureau’s website.

Where can we find a coach for our team?

Please note that registration practices and paid practices include a steers-person but do not include a coach. If you wish to book a coach for practices, you are responsible to contract with them directly on a one-to-one basis. We are happy to provide a list of available coaches.

Is my team required to raise money for charity?

Yes. Each team is required to raise $500 minimum for the charity of your choice. The team that raises the most money at the 2017 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will be the recipient of the Barrie Dragon Boat Tim Hortons Cup.

Where do Proceeds go?

Since 2003, teams have supported over 60 charities across Simcoe County and Ontario receiving over $1.75 million dollars in donations.