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Rowing Lessons on False Creek

Beginner rowing classes will begin the first week of May, 2017 and consist of 2 classes each week for 4 weeks.

2017 Schedule:

Session 1: May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 COMPLETED

Session 2: June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 COMPLETED

Session 3: July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 COMPLETED 

We are not offering lessons in August this year as we will be focusing on providing sculling skills to interested parties that took lessons with us earlier this year.


Here is an overview 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. 
  • Each Learn to Row class will occur twice a week for 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 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. 
  • Future classes will focus on learning how to scull where each rower has 2 oars. The type of boat (1, 2 or 4 person) will depend on the number of people that have signed up for that session.
  • The 2017 cost is $260 payable in advance. This includes necessary fees towards RowingBC and Rowing Canada Aviron. A paid entry reserves you for your class. 
  • If you have any questions regarding the Learn to Row program please email questions@falsecreekrowingclub.ca
  • If you want to sign up for lessons, please email questions@falsecreekrowingclub.ca and you will be sent a link for sign up. 

Private Lessons

We do offer private lessons. If you are interested in private lessons, please send an email to questions@falsecreekrowingclub.ca.

Experienced Rowers - Open Rowing Saturdays, Monday & Wednesdays

There is no open rowing on evenings with Fireworks... 

Learn to Row graduates or experienced rowers can join our open rowing sessions currently being held on Saturdays starting at 7:45am. This is an open row, supervised by a coach. 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, we do allow for 3 Free Rows in order to "test" us out. Saturday mornings are a great time to do this and we welcome anyone interested. Signature on a waiver and registration with RCA/Rowing BC to allow for insurance is required. Please click here with any questions: questions@falsecreekrowingclub.ca 

We hope to see you out on the water!

The False Creek Rowing Club's compound's official address is 1655 Whyte Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9. 

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 and ViaSport.