Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course

St. Catharines is home to the Henley Rowing Course located on Martindale Pond in the charming waterfront village of Port Dalhousie.
Since 1903, major national and international regattas have been hosted here, welcoming athletes and spectators from around the globe.

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre

  • Class A course
  • 120 metres wide
  • 2,200 metres of straight length racing spread across 8 lanes
  • Each lane is 13.5 metres wide, with a water depth of 3.5 metres.

Historic Hosting on the Henley

Home of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championships and Canadian University Rowing Championships as well as many other local events.

  • 1970 World Rowing Championships
  • 1993 World University Games (Buffalo)
  • 1999 World Rowing Championships
  • 2010 World Masters Regatta
  • 2015 Pan Am Games
  • 2022 Canada Games

Shuttle Service

A dedicated round-trip shuttle service will operate daily between the athletes’ village and the Henley Rowing Course from August 14 – 25, 2024. Every opportunity will be taken to ensure each teams needs are accommodated as best as possible.

Daily Venue Shuttle Transportation Form

To secure your teams daily shuttle service in advance, please kindly complete the form 24 hours in advance of the required shuttle service. Shuttle schedules will be shared with the teams closer to event arrival date.

Please contact for further information and team details.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday August 14 – Friday August 16
Venue Opens Daily – 08:30
Venue Closes Daily – 19:30
Daily Training Hours | 09:00 – 12:00 | 13:00 – 19:00

Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 25
Venue Opens Daily – 07:00
Venue Closes Daily – 19:30
Saturday, August 17 Training Hours | 09:00 – 12:00 | 13:00 – 19:00

Morning Race Day Training Times
From 07:30 until 15 minutes before the start of the first race. Other Training times will be posted subject to race schedule and 15 minutes after the last race each day until 19:00.

Fitness Facilities

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre – Henley Island

Neil Campbell Rowing Centre
Neil Campbell Rowing Centre

New in 2022, the Neil Campbell Rowing Centre is a state of the art 13,000 square foot world class training facility. The facility features an ergometer room, weight training area and accessible washrooms that provide year-round fitness and training opportunities for athletes.

Leo Leblanc Rowing Centre – Brock University

During your stay, Brock University offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities, the Leo LeBlanc Rowing Centre features an eight-person tank allowing rowers to simulate on-water training. In addition to 30 ergometers, the facility also hosts two Row Perfect ergometers for indoor training.

Athletes will also have access to an indoor running track, 500 acres of peaceful, beautiful grounds situated atop the Niagara Escarpment. The Escarpment is a cornerstone of Ontario’s Greenbelt and is designated a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve.

Additional Training Facilities

Ahead of the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course opening for use of World Championship teams there are other training facilities which will be available: