Sail Past on Wheels Parade - July 22nd, 2017

This year the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society salutes Canada 150.

On Saturday at 10:30am the annual Sail Past on Wheels Fun Parade starts at Selby Street, proceeding down Fitzwilliam Street through the Old City Quarter, over the bridge into Downtown, to the Bastion, then along Front Street to Cliff Street.

Many (but not all) World Championship Bathtub Race teams participate in the parade and it's a great way to give thanks to each team sponsor and the major sponsors of the Society and the Festival.

Parade Registration Form



  • No alcohol will be allowed in the line-up area or on the parade route.
  • Nothing is to be thrown from the entry during the parade. Items may be handed to spectators along the parade route Contact person accepts all liability for the people involved with their entry.
  • Width of entries not to exceed 12 feet.
  • Weight not to exceed Licensed Gross Vehicle Weight.
  • Appropriate family entries.

Parade Categories for Judging

  • Best Tubbing Entry
  • Marching Band
  • Best Overall
  • Zaniest
  • Commercial
  • Community


Parade Line-Up
Parade line-up area is on Selby Street. Approach from Albert Street. Parade Officials on the corner will advise your number in the parade line-up on Saturday morning.

Assembly   8:30AM
Judging   9:30AM
Parade Start   10:30AM


Indemnity Agreement
By clicking Send you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend any action against the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society and the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo from and against all liabilities whatsoever arising out of their participation in the Sail past on Wheels Parade.

If you have questions, please contact the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society office at 250-753-RACE (7223).

Please complete registration form by Monday July 18, 2016. Late registrations will be lined-up at the end of the parade route.