Welcome to Rowing British Columbia

Rowing BC is the Provincial governing body for the sport of rowing in British Columbia. As a non-profit organization, 3,500+ participants within the BC rowing community benefit from Rowing BC’s services.

Rowing BC acknowledges that work in our offices takes place on the unceded, traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and also within the traditional territories of the of the Lək̓wəŋən peoples known today as Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples known today as W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.


British Columbia is the leading rowing community in Canada.


To create and enhance quality opportunities for all British Columbians to discover, pursue and excel in the sport of rowing.


Excellence: We aim to improve all that we do and to exceed the expectations of our membership.

Integrity: We are accountable and we adhere to high ethical and professional standards with all decision making.

Transparency: We disclose information, opportunities, and decisions in a clear, open and accessible manner.

Inclusivity: We create an environment in which every individual is welcomed, respected and supported.

High Performance Definition

Rowing BC defines High Performance by (1) the number of medals won at the Canada Summer Games, (2) the number of BC-based athletes and coaches transitioning to National Team Programs, and (3) the number of medals won at the Olympic and Paralympic Games by BC athletes and coaches.  High Performance is also an attitude and approach to every task that staff and volunteers representing this organization wish to exhibit.

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