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John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse


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7277 River Road
Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1X5

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party
  • UBC Boathouse (Behind the Scenes)
  • Waterfront PatioWaterfront Patio
  • 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
  • Facility EntranceFacility Entrance
  • DockDock
  • The DockThe Dock
  • Facility ExteriorFacility Exterior
  • Dragon BoatsDragon Boats


About John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

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 is located in the heart of Richmond's business district, close to Vancouver's International Airport and Vancouver's City Centre.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - 5 minutes

Taxi | Bus | Metro

Onsite: Yes Free

Preferred Caterers Outside catering with galley fee No Corkage fees

Must Use In-House CateringNO
Cultural CateringNO
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedYES

Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Team Building

180 Attendees

2 Spaces

Theatre Style 180 | Classroom Style 150 | Standing Reception 180 | Seated Reception 150

Projector Screen Corded Microphone Smart TV Conference Calling



Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

Alcohol ConsumptionYES

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Amenities + Unique Experiences


Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Team Building
Team Building

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
Catered Event

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


Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - 5 minutes
Nearby Cities
UBC Boathouse is located in the heart of Richmond's business district, close to Vancouver's International Airport and Vancouver's City Centre.
Transportation + Parking
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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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
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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.
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Richmond's premier shopping centre featuring an outstanding retail experience with the most desired shops, dining and amenities. 
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The Richmond Museum has exhibitions that tell many stories of Richmond, how locals live past and present.
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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. 
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The Richmond Curling Club is a premier curling venue within the lower mainland. Offering leagues, drop-in, and rentals.



Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Projector Screen Corded Microphone Smart TV Conference Calling

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



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"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."

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