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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dragon Boat Festival in Banff

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Another staple in the Banff summer calendar is the Dragon Boat Race, held at the beautiful Lake Minnewanka. A fantastic event for all the family for a day by the lake watching brightly adorned, 40ft Chinese dragon boats majestically cut their way through the pristine waters of Lake Minnewanka

Dragons have long been revered by Chinese cultures as the ruler of rivers and seas and there are many legends of the Stoney First Nations people calling Lake Minnewanka the “Lake of the Evil Water Spirits” because of a mysterious creature believed to have resided in the lake.

Schedule of Events
Friday, August 12
Practice sessions available
Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Lake Minnewanka


Saturday, August 13
Banff National Park Dragon Boat Races
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Lake Minnewanka


Cultural Performances sponsored by Cascade Plaza
Time:3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Banff Ave Square
 

Sunday, August 14
Banff National Park Dragon Boat Races
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Lake Minnewanka


For more information on what to bring and where to go, visit this handy FAQ page by clicking here

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