Sunday May 21, 2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tour Location: Skaha Lake Meeting Place: Skaha Lake Park Boat House,
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Tour 36 – Learn to Dragon Boat

Tickets closed for this year, thank you!

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Description Of This Tour

Come and join members of the Penticton Dragon Boats Organization for a morning of history, culture, and paddling. You will learn about the ancient practice of Dragon-boating from its origins in Asia and its introduction to the waters of British Columbia – how it came to be associated with the Breast Cancer Foundation and how the festivals and competitions evolved. After a short safety lesson, you will be assigned a spot in the boats and go out on Skaha Lake for an exciting trip across the lake.

Learning the skills of paddling and teamwork will result in a surprisingly fast trip that will have you eager to come back for more.

Knowing how to swim is not a pre-requisite. All participants will wear lifejackets.

Please note that this tour requires a second liability waiver which will be provided and signed by each participant before you get onto the water. All necessary equipment will be provided.

It is very likely there will be splashing, and you will get wet. Dress appropriately.

Please note that the parking area immediately adjacent to the boat house is for boat launch users only. You will be ticketed for parking there. Parking is available off Elm Ave, with a short walk across the park to the boathouse.

Tour Leader: Shirley LaRose


Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 2-3

Price: $25.00

+ Price Includes: All necessary equipment will be provided.

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • Water
  • Pocket Snacks


Location: Skaha Lake

Meeting Place: Skaha Lake Park Boat House

Transportation: None

Age Permitted