Our mission is to be the best home to great community dragon boat athletes and teams, helping them grow by offering more for less.
Iron River Racing is a non-profit dragon boat venue providing the best service to teams and the best programs to individuals. We aim to deliver what teams and athletes really want, like an extra-long paddling season, quality equipment, effective programming, broad development opportunities, and responsive service to meet last-minute needs, all at a stable and reasonable cost.
We know first-hand the stresses of being an athlete or running a dragon boat team financed by the athletes, and we are the solution.
Conveniently located on the Humber River in Toronto's west end.
- Remarkably quiet, tranquil environment surrounded by beautiful nature; incredible for focused team training
- Most protected waterway in the GTA; calm water in all weather conditions
- Large, open field on site for team warm-ups and stretching (Humber Marshes Park)
- Great running routes along the adjacent Humber River Recreational Trail
- Plenty of free parking on site
- 5 min drive from Gardiner Expressway (South Kingsway exit)
- 10 min walk from TTC Subway (Old Mill Station)
Drop-In Dragon Boat
The first of its kind in Toronto. Don't have the time or consistent schedule to commit to a team? But still want to paddle when you can to stay fit and get your dose of nature? Well now you can! All fitness & skill-levels are welcome.
This feature launches in June 2018. Pre-sale deals on now!
Outrigger canoe & Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental
Complement your dragon boat training or try a new sport. Individual paddling has never been more accessible, with calm and protected river waters as the perfect venue.
Volume packages and memberships available. For team rentals, contact us.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE 1-ON-1 COACHING
Committed to take your paddling to the next level? Looking to make a National Team? Come train with an experienced coach who's already done it. From athletic assessment & development to on-water coaching with slow-motion film review, we leave no stone unturned to get you to your high-performance goals.
This feature launches in March 2018. Pre-sale deals on now!
High-Performance REP CREW
Looking for a high-performance training environment? Look no further.
In partnership with the Pickering Dragon Boat Club, our elite dragon boat racing program is recruiting motivated new athletes as we build toward the 2020 IDBF World Championship.
Dragon Boat Rental
We offer the most affordable dragon boat rental in Toronto. Our grassroots organization is run by community leaders just like you, so we work hard to minimize administration costs and always use our resources to maximum efficiency.
We have the experience to meet the needs of both recreational and high-performance clubs. Our fleet of 'Champion' brand boats (same as used in international competition) are well maintained, and high-quality paddling equipment is included with each rental.
Choose from 20-seat Standard and new for 2018: 12-seat Small dragon boat rentals to accommodate any size team.
COACHING & Steering
We can provide high-quality coaching appropriate for any group. All our coaches are young, energetic, experienced instructors and most importantly, still compete at a high level in the sport. They will inspire your team and bring them to the next level!
Have your own coach, and just need an experienced steersperson? We can provide that too.
Our team is expert at teams. That's just the nature of our sport. So let our team build yours!
Dragon boat is the definition of a team sport. It is accessible to everyone: all ages, all genders, and all fitness levels. It's easy to learn but challenging to perform efficiently and in perfect synchrony as a crew. And it's through this challenge that your team will grow in leaps and bounds, all while enjoying an incredible day of fun and excitement on the water!
Our instructors are National & World Champion athletes and coaches. They will inspire your team to reach for new heights and feel the uplifting power of teamwork.