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Nanaimo Events – 2015 Marine Festival & Bathtub Races
July 23, 2015 - July 26, 2015Free
There are car races, dragon boat races, and even dog races, but there’s nothing like Nanaimo’s bathtub races!
The Nanaimo Marine Festival and International World Bathtub Race is one of the highly anticipated events in British Columbia since its beginning in 1967. This year, over 200 tubbers are participating in the fun-filled event to complete the 36-mile course to the Vancouver’s Fisherman’s Cove situated across the Georgia straits.
The race is just one of the many highlights of the festival that you should watch out for. There are also many land and water activities that you can join in or watch, such as a parade, fireworks, food vendors, a car show, and more.
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