2021 Summerland Ogopogo Bathtub Race

2021....the lost year. Along with almost all events, our race will be on hiatus until 2022. Stay safe, keep well.


When it gets choppy, skippers need to be on their toes!

The Ogopogo Bathtub Race started in 2015 as a fundraiser for the Penticton Regional Hospital, and was a great success, raising $126,000.00.

Now the race moves on to its next incarnation, as the preeminent summer festival in Summerland.

In addition to competitive racing there will be celebrity races, sand castle building contests, beverage garden, children's fun zone and much more.

Starting in 2020 the competitive races will be sanctioned with the international governing body with race competing for points towards the world championship.

The short  circuit course guarantees lots of viewing opportunities, so bring your cameras!


On this site, you can register a tub in the race, volunteer, and get detailed information on the event. This is a perfect opportunity for families, clubs, associations and companies to get together and build and race an entry on beautiful Okanagan Lake! No entry fee!


Back in 1910, Summerland had its apple-crate racing. For some reason, it looks like long socks and shoes were mandatory.