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Corporate at the UBC Boathouse

A Floating Escape

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse offers a unique setting for all types of meetings, workshops and retreats. 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. Conveniently located close to the Vancouver International Airport, the Richmond Olympic Oval and central to Richmond’s dining, shopping, entertainment and business district.



Capacity for seated functions from 20 to 150, or standing cocktail receptions of up to 185


Adjoining patio and fireside lounge


Flexible floor plan arrangements


Add cocktail reception to mingle after your meeting


On-water team building options


Ready AV systems in event hall


Within walking distance of the Canada Line Skytrain


Free parking along River Road


Accessibility – ramp access and on-site lift

Rental Rates

The UBC Boathouse event philosophy is based on the belief that planning events with us should be a seamless and enjoyable process. To ensure this, one of our values is transparency which means that we are committed to providing all the fees associated with events up front so that no one is surprised at any point in the process.

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Please note: insurance is required. We will provide you with a quote from our insurance provider along with your contract. You are welcome to simply book that insurance through us or through your own insurance provider if your company already has coverage. If you wish to use your own coverage, we require a proof of insurance no later than 30 days prior to your rental in order to waive the quoted policy.


minimum 3 hours

Room Capacity: 15-180

Flexible room configurations for meetings, presentations, workshops or breakout spaces. Includes executive lounge and additional small boardroom space. Built-in audio visual services.

*Additional Boardroom Capacity: 4-8

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Mon-Wed $750
Thu-Fri $1,000
maximum 3 hours

Room Capacity: 15-180

Add a cocktail reception for up to 3 hours to the Classic Meeting package. 2,460 sq ft space perfect for hosting a cocktail reception along with your business function. Flexible room configurations based on your needs.

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minimum 3 hours

Room Capacity: 8-12

Host an intimate business meeting in our executive lounge, equipped with smart TV technology and comfortable and modern lounge furniture centered on our inviting fireplace. The executive lounge is located within the event hall.

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Rowing Capacity: minimum 5 participants

Dragon Boat Capacity: 12–48 participants

Add an interactive and fun on water team building activity to any corporate booking. Perfect for small to large teams with rowing and dragon boating options available.

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Linen Rentals

The UBC Boathouse linen program offers high quality, floor length white table linens and napkins at reduced rates for all wedding and event clients. Our staff take care of ordering all linens for you based off of the floor plan you create with us and we lay all table linens in advance of your rental block start time. Our linen provider, All Occasions Décor, supplies complimentary gold or silver charger plates (max 20) and other special floral and décor discounts for all our clients who choose the UBC Boathouse Linen Program for their event.

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What’s Included


Facility tables and chairs (including set-up and take-down)


WiFi in event hall


Built in PA audio system with microphone


Ceiling mounted PowerPoint ready projection system and smart TV


Servery kitchen


Shared access to washrooms, change rooms


Boardroom (150 sq ft. lockable)


Venue Coordinator on-site for the duration of your event


Corporate Concierge option


Bring coffee/tea/pastries

No galley fee

Book with one of our preferred caterers

$80 galley fee waived

Bring in non-preferred catering

$80 galley fee

Bring in your own alcohol (networking events only)

Bring in your own alcohol and obtain a BC Special Event Permit (SEP), or inquire with your caterer to provide the SEP and alcohol

Audio Visual

Our venue coordinators are on-site to assist with basic AV connections between your device and our systems. Please ensure your device is compatible. If you require professional AV support for your function, our preferred vendor is Focus Audio & Visual.

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