One of Victoria's most popular summer events, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is a remarkable combination of culture and sport. Showcasing our world-renowned inner harbour, I understand it is the only dragon boat festival in North America to take place in a working harbour.
The Festival also reinforces our distinction as a Cultural Capital of Canada; it is a first-class example of our culturally diverse and healthy community. Legend has it that hosting a dragon boat festival brings prosperity and health to the host community. I can only infer that is one reason Victoria boasts one of the highest quality of life ratings in the country.