Gliding on the Ottawa River, passing beneath the Parliament Buildings, in front of the Museum of Civilization, past the Rideau Canal and the Rideau Falls, meeting the Gatineau River and going around Kettle Island are all parts of the recreational rowing experience at the Ottawa Rowing Club.

Annual or seasonal recreational memberships are offered.


Recreational rowers who wish to race competitively at regattas, must upgrade to a Masters membership. The masters membership fee includes HST, RCA and RO fees, but does not include expenses related to regatta competition.  Such expenses can include regatta entry fees, transportation, accommodation, trailering fees and transaction fees. Rowers must also purchase and compete in an ORC uniform.

Previous experience required:

Learn to Row, Adult Rowing League or past experience at the ORC or other club.

Ages: 18+ years

Practices are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm and on Sundays at 8:00am. Rowers should be ready at least 10 minutes before practice times.

The Annual, Fall and Spring/Summer Recreational program fees include HST and required registration with rowing’s national sport organization (Rowing Canada) and rowing’s provincial sport organization (RowOntario).

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Membership Packages

Annual Fee

  • Full Members


  • Seasonal Program


  • Seasonal Program

All program fees include HST, credit card processing fees, Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fees.  Program fees do not include expenses associated with regatta participation, such as entry fees, travel and trailering fees.  Regatta expenses are in addition to the program fee.