The Belleville Dragon Boat Club

The Belleville Dragon Boat Club (formerly the Belleville Paddling Club) is one of Belleville's most active sports and recreation clubs.  The BDBC is dedicated to fun, fitness, and team-building, both on and off the water, offering programs for all ages 14+ to seniors, and we provide instruction and training in all areas of dragon boating for all levels of expertise.  Our professional and experienced coaches ensure your safety, fitness and goals are obtained.

Since inception, the Belleville Dragon Boat Club has proudly been a community-based, volunteer run, non-profit organization; we strive to be good citizens of Belleville and the Quinte region and we host several annual events to raise money for our community.  In addition to supporting the Belleville area, we have strong ties to several of our neighbouring dragon boating teams and events.  The BDBC has worked with the Wellington Lions Club and the Cobourg Dragon Boat Club with their dragon boat festivals.  We practice and paddle from Victoria Park on the Bay of Quinte, in the City of Belleville, ON.

Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Congrats to Dragon Fierce crew members who 'paddled' across the finish line at the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival February 9 - 11, 2019

Belleville Dragon Boat Club Raffle

We encourage all BDBC members to sell and buy raffle tickets to raise funds for our club. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5
There are three lovely prizes:
1st Prize - Dragon Boat Oil Paining
2nd Prize - Swedish Weaving Blanket
3rd Prize - Small Dragon Boat Paining
The Draw will be held on September 23, 2019 at 7 pm in Victoria Park, Belleville

Our Sponsors

Belleville Dragon Boat Club

Due to the high water levels, the Belleville Dragon Boat Festival has been re-scheduled from July 13th to Saturday August 24th.

 Hope you can join us!


Are you interested in Dragon Boating?

It’s not too late!

Come on out and take advantage of Belleville Dragon Boat Club’s offer to try two free paddling sessions before you decide if this is your sport. Word of caution – it can become addictive!!!!

New members accepted on an on-going basis throughout the season – May to September, so don’t worry – you haven’t missed your opportunity to become a dragon boater!

The season is launching Monday May 6, 2019.

For more information contact us at

Enter a Dragon Boat Team for the Belleville Waterfront Festival in August 2019!

Looking to be part of the Waterfront Festival on August 24, 2019 and have some fun? Time to try something new?  Bring together a group of friends, co-workers and family to form a team and enter the Belleville Dragon Boat Festival held August 24, 2019. Entry fee is $600/crew.

Practice sessions will be offered  to community teams by the Belleville Dragon Boat Club before the Festival. If  you are unable to recruit twenty paddlers members of the Belleville Dragon Boat Club will be available to fill in the vacant spots. 

Download the registration form