Cascadia Masters Championships Regatta returns to Burnaby Lake

July 21, 2023

More than 300 rowers from B.C., Alberta and the United States (from as far away as Massachusetts and Maryland) took part in the Cascadia Masters Championships at Burnaby Lake for three days of amateur-level competition.

The July 2023 races marked the first time since 2016 for this event at Burnaby Lake (home of the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club) following recent facility upgrades, including new docks.

“We’re excited to be back at Burnaby Lake,” said Bill Myra, vice-president and regatta chair of the Cascadia Regatta Association. “The athletes loved the new docks and the waterway is hands down, one of the best in Canada and on the West Coast of North America.”

With 88 events ranging from men’s, women’s and mixed singles, doubles, quads, fours and eights, it was busy competition for the participants in the masters 21-plus categories. The oldest athlete to compete was an 81-year-old from Everett, Washington.

With more improvements on the way, Myra is looking forward to staging future rowing competitions at Burnaby Lake. “We are looking forward to the completion of the renovations, it is going to make Burnaby Lake, western Canada’s premier race course.”


  • Aggregate Trophy: Vancouver Rowing Club
  • Efficiency Trophy: Maple Bay Rowing Club
  • More results here

The Cascadia Regatta Association has been delivering the annual Cascadia Masters Championships since its first regatta in 2010.

Photos courtesy of Connie Mah