Burnaby Lake & Rowing Pavillion

Centrally located in the heart of Burnaby, situated in the beautiful and serene Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park, lies Burnaby Lake–the park’s namesake. Burnaby Lake offers an unparalleled opportunity for water sports, as the best year-round flat water venue in Canada for rowing, canoe, kayak and dragon boat. Train and compete in a pictureqesue lush park venue, with stunning views of the North Shore mountains and wildlife a plenty.

Burnaby Lake Rowing Club (BLRC) manages the fully buoyed six-lane 2000 metre racing course, which is suitable for local, regional, national and international racing.

The Rowing Pavillion, owned and operated by the City of Burnaby supports Burnaby Lake events, with the opportunity for banquet and meeting space on-site, as well as food services and event hosting requirements.


Features include:

  • Albano six-lane 2000 metre course
  • Traffic light starting system
  • 81-metre moveable starting platform
  • Six adjustable boat-holder platforms
  • Accessible floating dock
  • 3,200 sq. ft Pavillion with banquet/meeting space for events
  • Food services available
  • Wi-Fi


Year Completed 1972
Facility Type Watersports
Seating Capacity 200
Parking Capacity 85
Medical Room Yes
Warm Up Area No
Licensed for Alcohol Yes
Officials Rooms Yes
Food Services Yes
Dressing Rooms n/a
Audio Video TV & Microphone
Equipment Storage Yes
Media Room No
Internet Capacity High Speed


Rowing, canoe, kayak, dragon boating, multi-use


6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Tel 604-205-3033