The Ottawa Rowing Club, established in 1867 and home to almost 1000 members, is Canada’s oldest and second largest rowing club in Canada. Our site on the Ottawa River features the original boathouse containing displays of ORC rowing history, and a larger boathouse containing a fleet of rowing shells. Learn about rowing and its history in Ottawa during Doors Open Ottawa on June 2 between 10am and 2pm! You can also try rowing for free on June 2 too! First come, first served!