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Antigonish Rowing Club

Antigonish Rowing Club (ARC) sits on beautiful Lochaber Lake in Lochaber, Nova Scotia located minutes outside of the town of Antigonish.  Since Antigonish Rowing Club was founded in 2005 it has grown into a rowing hub in Antigonish County.  Antigonish Rowing Club has worked tirelessly to gain the support and funds required to install a fully buoyed albino 2000m race course, the only one east of Quebec.  This course has allowed ARC to host National and International rowing regattas on a regular basis.

Antigonish Rowing Club is home to the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) Rowing Club.  St. FX Rowing Club is a member of the Canadian University Rowing Association (CURA) and competes in the Atlantic Rowing Championships and Nationally every year. Most recently St. FX Rowing Club and Antigonish Rowing Club with support from Row Nova Scotia hosted the 2016 Canadian University Rowing Championships (CURC) on Loachaber Lake.


Antigonish Rowing Club offers programming for learn to row, juniors, university and masters athletes with recreational and competitive options. Programs begin in June and wrap up in November of each year.

Learn to Row: June, July, and August Learn to Row sessions for Adults – choose any two sessions from Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings, from 6-8pm, and Saturday or Sunday mornings, from 9-11. You’re welcome to come out at much as you’d like!

Junior: July and August Junior rowing – Juniors row weekday mornings from 9-11. Juniors are also welcome to come out as much as they’d like!

University: University rowing begins when school starts in September and runs until the first week of November. The St.FX Rowing Club has novice rowing for individuals who are new to rowing as well as more experienced rowers

Masters: Masters rowing begins in June and runs until the end of August.

Contact Antigonish Rowing Club

Facebook: @AntigonishRowingClub
Twitter: @AntigonishRow or @StFXRowing
Instagram: @antigonishrow or @stfx_rowing

Mailing Address:
Antigonish Rowing Club
1555 Nova Scotia Trunk 7
Antigonish, N.S. B2G 2L3