South Fraser Rowing (SFR) was founded in 2020 to provide opportunities to youth to pursue and excel in the sport of rowing. By fostering an inclusive and team-based environment we hope to grow our programs to be the biggest and best in the west.

Rowing is one of Canada's top performing team sports at the Summer Olympics, and we hope to put as many rowers as possible on teams training towards podium performances. While we offer performance and high performance programs, there is opportunity for all youth to enjoy rowing in our various programs.

Located in Ladner, British Columbia, SFR gets to row on some of the best water around. We can easily row for twelve kilometers on sheltered water only having to spin once. Not only is the water great for rowing, but we regularly witness seals, sturgeons, eagles, herons, beavers, and the odd otter enjoying the water as well.


To establish South Fraser Rowing as the largest and highest performing youth rowing program in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.


To provide programming that meets the needs of all athletes - from those seeking podium performances to those getting their first time on the water - in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and that contributes to the rowing and local communities as a whole.


Excellence: We aim to improve all that we do and to exceed the expectations of our membership.

Inclusivity: We create an environment in which every individual is welcomed, respected and supported.

Gratitude: We exercise gratitude for all of the opportunities and support that are provided to us, and gratitude to each other.

Team-Spirit: We are proud to be part of South Fraser Rowing, the rowing community, and the communities in which we live and row.