The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) was formed in 1996. EDBFA hosts an annual festival each year during the third weekend in August—rain or shine.
EDBFA also runs an practice grid where teams train for the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival, and for other festivals across Canada. From the social recreational paddler to competitive teams looking for a berth at the national level, to represent Canada in international competitions. There is a team for everyone in our association.
Practices are scheduled and held at Rafters’ Landing located at 98 Avenue & 97 Street on the south side of the river by the Edmonton Riverboat’s docks. This practice and meeting site is clearly recognized by a colourful dragon mural painted on our trailer and shares the site with the Edmonton Riverboat office.