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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 20-150 or standing cocktail receptions of up to 180


Adjoining patio and fireside lounge


Flexible floor plan arrangements


Add cocktail reception to mingle after your meeting


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 4 hours

Room Capacity: 15-180


Flexible room configurations for meetings, presentations, workshops or breakout spaces. Built-in audio visual services.

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Mon-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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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


Event attendant on-site for the duration of your event


Bring coffee/tea/pastries

No galley fee

Book with one of our preferred caterers

$1000 galley fee waived

Bring in non-preferred catering

$1000 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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