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Open Rowing Monday & Wednesday Eves (until light fades) & Saturday Mornings - Experienced Rowers Only

FCRC Learn to Row graduates or experienced FCRC members can join our open rowing sessions currently being held on Monday, Wednesdays at 6pm (until the light fades) and Saturdays starting at 7:45am. This is an open row, supervised by a coach who's primary responsibility is safety for the rowers. Rowers can go out in a single, double or quad. We have a varied array of learn to row sculls including an Edon single with pontoons and a Pocock midweight single/pontoon capable. We also have 4 club racing singles and 2 openweight racing doubles to choose from. Bigger boats (4x, 4+ or 8+) will be at the discretion of the supervising coach.

If you are not a False Creek member, but are an experienced rower capable of rowing a single on his/her own, we do allow for 3 Free Rows in order to "test" us out. Signature on a waiver and registration with RCA/Rowing BC to allow for insurance is required. Please click here with any questions: questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca 

We hope to see you out on the water!

Rowing Lessons on False Creek

Group rowing lessons are complete for the season. Lessons are held from May until August. At this time our May lessons have been sold out to those who contacted us over the winter and spring. We have places available for June.

Classes will be held:

  • May 2018: starting Tuesday May 1st on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday May 24th. 6 pm
  • June 2018: starting Tuesday June 5th on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday June 28th. 6 pm
  • July 2018: starting Tuesday July 3rd on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday July 26th. 6 pm.

Here are some basic details of our beginner lesson program: 

  • Learn to Row lessons are designed for those who have never rowed before, or someone who has done a little bit of rowing and wants a refresh and to improve upon their very basic rowing skills. 
  • Learn to Row classes occur twice a week for 4 weeks in the evenings starting at 6:00pm (sharp) - 8:00pm from our Vanier Park location.
  • Our first series of lessons will be offered in May each year. We ask that you are availablel for all the lessons as the group learning process is cumulative. Of course we do understand there can be emergencies and related absences, but overall please plan to attend all lessons in your session.
  • The cost for 2018 is $289 payable in advance. This fee will be reviewed for 2018 lessons. This includes necessary membership in RowingBC ($10) and Rowing Canada Aviron ($20) that expires at the end of March next year.
  • A paid entry reserves you for your class. 
  • If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Row program please email questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca. 

Private Lessons

We can provide one-to-one private lessons with a contracted coach. If you are interested in private lessons, please send an email to questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca.


Youth Programs

False Creek Rowing Club does not presently offer rowing programs designed for youth (under 18 years) at this time. Some good places to go that have strong youth rowing programs (in alphabetical order): 

Delta Deas Rowing Club at Deas Island Park in Delta, BC

Thunderbird Community Rowing in Richmond at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park, Downtown Vancouver


The False Creek Rowing Club's compound's official address is Land Storage 159 and 160 at the Burrard Civic Marina 1655 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9. Please note that postal mail is not accepted at this location.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you soon.
We are able to provide these lessons with financial assistance from the Province of British Columbia.