At the present time, we have an outdoor space equivalent to 2 shell bays at the Burrard Civic Marina. We have a growing number of boats available for members and we offer storage for a limited number of private boats upon application.
Experienced rowers can use our fleet of boats and go rowing on the Creek in a self organized bunch and either go out in English Bay if its calm, or into False Creek if it's not. Some of us have an interest in competing and others are just happy rowing in fair weather. In the winter we have a safety boat on the water dispensing advice on Saturday mornings from 9 am until 11. In the late spring, summer and early fall there is a safety boats on the water on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and 7:45 am on Saturdays.
Competent rowers, who know how to self rescue, and have a good dollop of common sense, can go rowing on their own as their schedules allow. Rowers must carry appropriate safety gear, wear bright colours and follow the traffic patterns on the Creek and on English Bay. There is a WhatsApp group used to coordinate people who want to row on their own.
Email questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca for more information or to inquire about joining us for a Saturday morning row.
We offer rowing lessons on a regular basis between late Spring and the end of the Summer. Please see our PROGRAMS page for more information.
What False Creek Rowing Club is About
We respect other people involved in the sport. We respect those who will be faster or slower than us. We are considerate and thoughtful in how we treat others. This respect carries on to where we live and where we row: help your teammates on and off the water, welcome any new face you see and offer to row together, keep the boats clean, turn off the water to the hose as soon as you can, help keep False Creek improving environmentally, and prevent boats (and people) from getting damaged. Simply put: we want to treat people who come to FCRC as you would wish to be treated.
We have changed a patch of asphalt into a boathouse and community: we have the boats, oars, coach boat, lockers, engine, and all the other gear that we need to run a rowing club. The next thing we need is you and your help to help grow FCRC into the welcoming rowing community that we envision. If you have a skill set or some time that we can use, we would be happy to hear from you.
False Creek is a busy waterway at times, particularly during the summer. Safety is more important than luck. You must confirm that you have read our safety manual here, and viewed the Rowing Canada safety video posted here: http://rowingcanada.org/rca-safety-video. Our coaches have an additional responsibility to support this document.
Neighbouring Rowing Clubs
The Waterway inside False Creek.
The ferry docks generate a lot of boat traffic so we need to keep an eye on them as we do for all those we share the Creek with: other rowers, stand up paddle board people, outrigger canoes, dragon boats, kayaks, canoes, and pirate ships.
FCRC Mailing Address: PO Box 48626 | STN Bentall CTR | Vancouver, BC | V7X 1A3
Boathouse location: note - mail is not accepted at this location: Unit 159 - 1655 Whyte Ave | Vancouver, BC | V6J 1A9
We acknowledge that our compound is located on the village of Sen̓áḵw, within the traditional territories of the Squamish First Nation
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