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Welcome to the Learn to Row Program at the Vancouver Rowing Club. We invite you to experience our 30+ year tradition of introducing people like you to our sport. Become part of a community of rowers established here over a century ago, in 1886, the same year the city itself was formally founded.

Whether you are looking for the best way to spend time outside on water, meet new friends here in Vancouver, succeed in something challenging, or embrace a new sport for life, don’t wait any longer. Now is the time to discover the rower in you - with us at VRC.



We will be introducing you to your very first strokes in rowing. In Level 1 you become part of a crew of eight, led by your coach and your coxswain. Level 1 introduces you to the fundamentals of our sport through the rowing discipline of sweeping, where everyone uses one oar. Four-week courses are offered from April to September.
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Your rowing journey continues. In Level 2 you are part of a crew of four rowing in a quad with your coach guiding you. In this course you are introduced to the rowing discipline of sculling, where everyone uses two oars. Four-week courses are offered from May to October.
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The Vancouver Rowing Club has a small group of athletes training for para races.  Our dedicated coach offers lessons to learn rowing with the goal of joining the para program.
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JUNIOR (AGES 13 - 17)

What can the sport of rowing mean to young people? Whether learning to row leads to rowing opportunities at university, a seat in an Olympic crew, or a lifelong appreciation of the sport, the Vancouver Rowing Club is the place to start. Our popular one-week Junior Summer Camps are offered throughout July and August.
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All prices for Learn-to-Row are subject to change without notice.
The Vancouver Rowing Club’s Rowing Section reserves the right to cancel any Learn-to-Row sessions due to lack of enrollment, or alter class plans at the last minute due to unsafe weather conditions.
Cancellation/ Refund Policy:
-Cancellation Fee Policy: $50.00 is non-refundable if cancellation is done less than TWO (2) weeks before the session starts.
-Refund Policy: NO refund is given to participants after a session has begun.
There will be no reimbursement or make up for classes missed.
-You are required to know these policies when you pay in cash or by phone.
-Your payment indicates that you accept these policies.