Discover the sport of rowing.   Take your workout out of the gym and onto the lake!

New members are always welcome.

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Learn to Row


Youth Rowing


Season Membership




Day Tours


Indoor Rowing

High School Rowing Programs

Location: Boat House (Tudhope Park beside ball diamond)

  • - Introduction to Rowing - basic skills
  • - Crew training
  • - Skills and Competition
  • - Racing & Endurance training
  • - includes Barrie High School Regatta June 9th

Learn to Row       May 26/27   or   June 9/10

Rowing is the best overall fitness sport going; fun for families and individuals.   Experienced rowing instructors will introduce you to the fundamentals and help you develop your skills and safety awareness as you crew in a variety of boats.   Participants are treated to a friendly encouraging experience, as they crew with club members in a variety of boats.   By the end, you will feel confident in your ability to come out to row and to take advantage of one of the best overall fitness sports going.

Discover rowing on Lake Couchiching and just how much fun it can be. Learn the basic techniques and develop your rowing skills through a combined land and lake program and practise on the water with learners and experienced rowers as fellow crew members. There is plenty of opportunity to learn and gain basic skills in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

  • A "Learn to Row" course is required for any person who has never rowed before.
  • Location: Boat House (Tudhope Park beside ball diamond)
  • Saturday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday - 9:00 am to Noon
  • fee includes all rowing instruction, use of equipment, BBQ lunch on Saturday, Club T-shirt and mandatory RowOntario and Rowing Canada fees
  • $200 / per person

Full Season Memberships

Unlimited rowing opportunities during scheduled row times (May to September)

All Tours - (see 'Day Tours')

Access to Ergometer rowing machines throughout the off season (October to April)

  • Prerequisite: - Learn-to-Row or previous membership with the Orillia Rowing Club or another recognized rowing club AND are in good standing

  • $435   

    Fee includes the Rowing Canada & RowOntario fees ($45)
    not included are any additional costs for regatta entry fees, equipment transportation costs

  • Pay in full before MAY 1 & receive a discount of $25.00
  • Volunteer time is needed for the boat house opening on April 28th and closing on September 30th which includes dock installation or take-out, rigging or de-rigging boats.


See Lake Country from on the water!   We plan a club rowing tour at least once a month on a different lake or local waterway throughout the rowing season.  Bring a picnic lunch and a sense of adventure as you join a rowing crew in our stable “un-tippable” touring boats.   We'll combine the physical challenge of rowing with plenty of time to relax, swim and take in the beauty of the Ontario shoreline.   Follow us on Facebook for announcements of the tours as they are planned.

Prerequisite: - Learn-to-Row and current membership with the Orillia Rowing Club or another recognized rowing club.

(past) Touring Routes

  • Bass Lake Shoreline
  • Gull Lake
  • Go Home Lake
  • Lake Simcoe - via the narrows
  • Lake Simcoe - Shingle Bay
  • Severn River to Sparrow Lake
  • Honey Harbour to Beausoleil Island
  • Canal Lake to Kirkfield Lock
  • Washago to Wasdell Falls via Green & Black rivers
  • Lake Couchiching - Orillia to Washago
  • Lake Couchiching - Fish Weirs & South shoreline

Card Rowing

  • Pay-as-you-Row plan

  • For anyone who has already had an 'Learn-To-Row' course or has previous rowing experience, who wants to row for a limited number of times in a summer or wants to row a few more times before deciding to get a full membership

  • $105 for 5 rows
  • $205 for 12 rows
  • Not included are the Rowing Canada & RowOntario fees ($45), if not already paid. These fees are a one time additional cost per season per person

Indoor Rowing Competitions

Indoor Rowing Events – hosted by Orillia Rowing Club & CrossFit Orillia

Sunday Jan 21st, 2018 Results   

past year's results
2017   2016   2015   2014
2013   2012   2011


Contact Info

Telephone: (705) 326-3519


Mail: PO Box 981, Orillia, ON L3V 6K8

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Boathouse is open during rowing times from May to September.

Our Club Sponsors

Thank you to following contributors who have made donations towards the purchase of new rowing shells and equipment and rowing programs

Diamond Patrons

Gold Patrons

Silver Patrons

Bronze Patrons

Thank you to the following contributors who purchased oars on behalf of the Orillia Rowing Club.

Sweep Oar Sponsors

  • TLSS Rowing Club
  • Dufferin Aggregates
  • Brewery Bay Food Co.
  • Bygone Days Fish & Chips
  • McDonald's Orillia
  • Tim Hortons - Memorial Ave.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Cully Koza and Family
  • 2nd Century Source for Sports
  • Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Price-Jones
  • Dr. & Mrs. George McAllister
  • Shadowbox Learning Services Inc.
  • Raney Building Supplies Inc.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ray Kiff
  • Tom and Yvonne Ruff and Family
  • The Home Depot
  • Dr. Alan & Margaret Hudak
  • Bayside Restaurant

Sculling Oar Sponsors

  • Linda & Rick Dalmazzi - 4 oars
  • Rotary Club of Orillia - 2 oars
  • Michael Monteith Enterprises Ltd.-2 oars
  • Laidlaw Education Services - 2 oars
  • Century 21 - Jim Shropshire - 2 oars
  • Art & Else Cameron - 2 oars
  • Vivian & Arden Pidgen - 2 oars
  • Harper Tire - 2 oars
  • GIT Security
  • The Madison County Food & Beverage Co.
  • Scotiabank Orillia
  • Orillia Lion's Club
  • Rotary Club of Orillia - Lake Country
  • Sanderson Monument Co.
  • Dr. Debbie McCloskey
  • Dr. Nancy Harris
  • Dr. Anthony Reid
  • Dr. David Stirling
  • Vera & Gerry van Amelsvoort
  • Dietmar Schaefers
  • Carol & Hubert Schaefers
  • Barb & Ron Pidgen
  • Jim MacGorman
  • Ans Wafelbakker
  • Jackie & Bill Gandy
  • Dr. Dan Moore
  • Mike Dwyer
  • Daniel Sawatsky Chartered Accountant
  • Gertrud & Joseph Schaefers
  • West Ridge Family Dentistry
  • Karen O'Coin
  • Brenda Jenkins
  • Kelsey's Restaurant
  • Montana's Cookhouse
  • Leon's Furniture Orillia