Membership now includes Learn to Row.
The Kelowna Rowing Club has taken into account the guidelines set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Rowing BC, Rowing Canada Aviron, viaSport and WorkSafe BC.
In following these guidelines, Kelowna Rowing Club offers full memberships to those interested in rowing with us in 2021. We are unable to offer drop-in rowing or punch cards this season.
If you do not have past experience, you will have to complete Learn to Row lessons (included with your membership) prior to participating in regular practice sessions.
At this time, participation is limited to rowing in single shells and/or family-group double shells. Please read the Return to Rowing Plan before you register.Return to Rowing Plan
Join the crew and feel the tranquil rhythms of rowing on beautiful Lake Okanagan.
Members of all ages can row regularly at the club, use equipment, have safety boat protection, access exercise drills & routines, receive instructor guidance, participate in regattas, and join social events (rows, bbqs, dinners… etc). Members can row up to six days per week.
Access to equipment, instructors, regattas, and plenty of rowing.
Members can row numerous times each week, with a variety of days and times available. Scheduled club rowing sessions are in the morning when the water conditions are typically the calmest. The rowing season is between May to late October due to weather and water temperature.
To keep all rowers safe, and provide helpful feedback (tips, videos, and photos), the club safety boats are on the water during club rowing sessions. The safety boats follow each group closely and are available in case of an emergency.
Members have access to recreational and competitive sculling boats (singles, doubles, and quads), as well as oars and personal floatation devices. The coach will assign equipment based on skill and confidence. Members can also use the ergs or rent them over the winter.
Regattas are day-long or weekend-long opportunities to race against and socialize with other crews from all over BC, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest. All members can participate in regattas. Entrance fees for each regatta are extra.
No regattas until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Rowing is a low-impact activity that is accessible to people of all sizes, shapes, and fitness levels.
Good times, great people, fun exercise, and fresh air.
Rowing exercises all the major muscle groups. Spend quality time outside breathing fresh air, surrounded by mountains, a beautiful lake, and sunrises that will set any heart ablaze. Improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength with every stroke.
Rowing is a great way to meet new people, deepen existing connections, and spend time with like minded individuals; have a few laughs, share life stories, exercise together, and experience the beautiful surroundings as a crew.
Members enjoy social rows, barbeques, club dinners, off-season meet-ups, events, and complimentary sports, such as cross country skiing in the winter.
Connect with a community of like minded individuals, get exercise, and enjoy the best of the Okanagan.
Youth & Adult
Any able bodied individual can row, from teenagers to adults. Bring out the entire family.
Ages 12 - 18
Youth members are under 18 years old, and are welcome to try out for BC Summer Games, Western Championships, and various other teams as opportunities arise.
Rowers of all skill levels, from newbie to veterans of high school and university programs, are welcome. Members can row recreationally and/or train competitively.
Join the Crew
On the water rowing experience is required for Drop-In and Punch Card. Full Membership now includes Learn to Row program.
Kelowna Rowing Club is a non-profit club; we do not charge tax on fees.