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Welcome to the False Creek Rowing Club!
We are a member club in good standing of Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) rowing on Vancouver BC's False Creek. Located at the mouth of False Creek, we acknowledge that our compound is located on the village of Snauq, within the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish First Nation.

Lessons and Programs

Information about rowing lessons (group or private) and programs for existing rowers is here.

With the current Co-Voldemort situation, we have stopped operating programs for members and lessons but plan to return to rowing for experienced members only - guest rowing is not being entertained at this time.

In 2020 we will not be providing lessons to new rowers on the advice of Rowing Canada Aviron and Rowing BC and also from the various health officials who understand the situation we find ourselves in. We wish this wasn't the case, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are in a position to offer lessons.

About Us

False Creek Rowing Club (FCRC) is a volunteer-run recreational rowing club located in Vanier Park on False Creek, right in beautiful downtown Vancouver. False Creek allows for up to 6 kilometres of rowing (one way!) and is easily accessible for anyone living near or around Vancouver. We offer lessons for beginners in the Spring and Summer, and year-round rowing for our members. If you are an experienced rower and want to drop in for a row, please contact us at questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca  and we can set you up with our Saturday morning member rowing session! FCRC is a small club that works hard to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for folks to come row and create community. In fact, our code of conduct reads as follows: 

Be Safe - Be Welcoming - Be Respectful

Join the False Creek Rowing Club

FCRC offers social and active memberships. Funding from both will be used to maintain our lease and increase the amount of equipment available to the active membership to use. Fees do not cover the cost of regatta attendance, uniforms or some safety equipment.

As part of the membership sign up process, you will have to agree to the code of conduct and the waiver/acknowledgement of risk documents when you complete your application. All sales are final: there are no refunds and please note that we have expectations that all participants and members know how to swim.

We are proud to support our national and provincial associations: all active and social members must purchase membership in Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). We charge about $500/year or $47/month exclusive of the RCA and Rowing BC memberships, and offer sessional membership when purchasing 10 sessions at a time. If you want private coaching, that is separate from membership dues and paid directly to the coach (anyone receiving private coaching through FCRC or using our stuff has to be a member of FCRC).

Club membership and program offerings are managed through the RCA membership registration system here.


To receive the most updated news from False Creek Rowing Club, sign up for our newsletter (a CASL compliant list): it's awesome!

Our Newsletter Archive is here and on our About page.  We would also recommend that anyone interested in the rowing scene in British Columbia from regattas throughout the province to development of athletes, officials and coaches please take the time to sign up for the Rowing BC newsletter here: http://rowingbc.ca/stay-connected/



eTapestry Link to NSTF donation pages

The BC Amateur Sport Fund is a philanthropic gift-giving program established through the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) for the development of amateur sport on a national level. It is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) with the Canada Revenue Agency (#88938 6868 RR0001).

The False Creek Rowing Club, through an agreement with the NSTF, is able to provide charitable tax receipts for donations for your contributions to our project. Please use this link for more details. Under Program Funding Preference, please choose "Rowing" and the specific project is "False Creek Rowing - Capital Expense". Thank you!

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Our uniform...

available from RowWest.com in singlet and uni styles. Add black shorts for the official look.


Funding support provided by the Government of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation!