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John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

7277 River Road
Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1X5

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  • Facility EntranceFacility Entrance
  • Event Hall (West View)Event Hall (West View)
  • Event Hall (East View)Event Hall (East View)
  • Boardroom StyleBoardroom Style
  • Fireside Lounge (Executive Lounge)Fireside Lounge (Executive Lounge)
  • Seated ReceptionSeated Reception
  • Seated ReceptionSeated Reception
  • Cocktail ReceptionCocktail Reception
  • Winter ReceptionWinter Reception
  • Waterfront PatioWaterfront Patio
  • DockDock
  • The DockThe Dock
  • Facility ExteriorFacility Exterior
  • Dragon BoatsDragon Boats
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The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse in beautiful Richmond, British Columbia offers a unique setting for all types of meetings, workshops, weddings, retreats and special events. Featuring exposed cedar beams and floor to ceiling glass walls, natural light floods into the room and provides stunning views of the North Shore Mountains and Fraser River.

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is conveniently located close to the Vancouver International Airport, the Richmond Olympic Oval and central to Richmond’s dining, shopping, entertainment and business district.

This one of a kind facility is home to UBC Varsity Rowing, St. George's School Rowing and Thunder Community Rowing Programs. The architectural design of the venue is meant to mimic the shape of a rowing shell. The specifically designed docks allow shells to launch with ease and provide unobstructed water views that you will enjoy.

When booking the UBC Boathouse, not only will you impress your guests with the spectacular amenities and view, your unique event supports the development of local, provincial, national and Olympic athletes. 
UBC Boathouse (Behind the Scenes):

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UBC Boathouse is located in the heart of Richmond's business district, close to Vancouver's International Airport and Vancouver's City Centre.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) / 5
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Within walking distance
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Event Hall
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Projector Screen Corded Microphone Smart TV Conference Calling
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Preferred Caterers Outside catering with galley fee No Corkage fees
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Special Rates and Packages:
On-water Rowing, minimum 5 participants On-water Dragon Boating, 12-48 participants
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Party

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Event Hall The Event Hall features floor to ceiling glass walls that provide views of the North Shore Mountains and Fraser River. An inspiring and unique space for any meeting or event.

This multipurpose room can be tailored to a wide range of events small to medium in size. Executive meetings, corporate workshops, break-out sessions, retreats, presentations, team building, award ceremonies, fundraisers, product launch, retirement parties and holiday parties to name a few.

The state-of-the-art projector screen is fit for presentations, screenings and slideshows and includes a built-in sound system. Custom floor plans with all venue tables and chairs included along with their setup and takedown. We ensure the space is ready for you to add your custom elements.

Dock The dock is complimentary within each event hall rental for a ceremony event or cocktail reception (subject to availability around the rowing schedule).

Boardroom An auxiliary room included within your event hall rental. The boardroom seats up to 8 people comfortably. This room is often used as a green room, private conference calling room, or as secure storage during your function.



  • Preferred Caterers
    We like to offer you variety when it comes to menu and service style choices. Instead of having one in-house caterer, we work with a selection of caterers on our Preferred Vendors List that know the space and know great food. These caterers cover a variety of price points and menu styles and are great at working with any budget. See our Preferred Caterers List here.

    You are welcome to bring in outside food or catering with an additional galley fee applying to your rental. The caterer must complete a site-visit and we collect their business license and insurance.


Event Hall Multimedia Ceiling-mounted Power-Point ready projection system with screen
One corded microphone
Smart TV

Area Attractions

Richmond Olympic Oval The Richmond Olympic Oval is a breathtaking venue on the banks of the Fraser River and was home to the long track speed skating during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now an international centre of excellents for sports, health and wellness, culture and entertainment used by members of the community. 

Richmond Olympic Museum
20,000 sq ft. Fitness Centre
Drop-in Fitness Classes
Drop-in for the sports courts, ice rinks, running tracks and climbing wall
2 Olympic sized ice rinks
Badminton Courts
Volleyball Courts
Basketball Courts
Indoor Soccer Fields
Tennis Tables
Four-story Climbing Wall
2 YYoga yoga studios
Batting cages
and more

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site Britannia Shipyard is a rare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, botyards and residences. It is an eigh acre National Historic Site with some of the oldest remaining hertiage buildings found along the Fraser River. 
Tour the buildings by walking through interactive displays and exhibits.

Richmond Centre Richmond's premier shopping centre featuring an outstanding retail experience with the most desired shops, dining and amenities. 

Richmond Museum The Richmond Museum has exhibitions that tell many stories of Richmond, how locals live past and present.

Richmond Art Gallery The only public Gallery in Richmond, the Richmond Art Gallery is a minicipal Gallery. The Gallery presents curated exhibitions by British Columbia, national and international artists, maintains a permanent collection, and presents innovative and diverse programming for children, youth and adults. 

Richmond Curling Club The Richmond Curling Club is a premier curling venue within the lower mainland. Offering leagues, drop-in, and rentals.


  • See more reviews on weddingwire

    "We highly recommend this venue! The staff were extremely responsive and helpful with any questions we had, the location and view cannot be beat, and the facility is beautiful. Our entire experience was positive and professional."

    Jessica Piers (Wedding Client)

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