About

About Us

Mission, Vision, & Values

The Halifax Rowing Club brings together people who enjoy the sport of rowing and who want to learn. The purpose of the Club is to provide recreational and competitive rowing in our community and to encourage participation in the sport. Anyone can become a member of the Club upon completion of a membership form and payment of the Club fees. No rowing experience is required. The club is open from the beginning of May until the end of October.

The HRC is currently running programs designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced rowers interested in fun, fitness, recreation and/or competition. Our competitive rowers row in regattas in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Northeastern U.S.A. Interested recreational rowers may also compete in many regattas throughout the rowing season.

HRC also offers an adaptive rowing program for rowers with disabilities.

Rowing on the Northwest Arm

Halifax Rowing Crew - 1871

Rowing is part of an enduring and proud tradition in the City of Halifax and Nova Scotia. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, rowing races were held on the Northwest Arm, the Harbour and the Bedford Basin, with thousands participating in the tremendously popular sport.

HRC is the home of the annual Cogswell Medal Harbour Championship Race which features a cash prize to the top singles sculler. HRC also hosts the annual Northwest Arm Regatta.