2013-08-04 (to 3013-08-11) Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (Opening Ceremony & Aug 6th Race are FREE)

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Opening Ceremony (FREE)

Monday August 5, 2013  7:30pm to 9:30pm

Free, Fun & Family-Friendly.
Fireworks over Martindale Pond.
Henley Grandstand.

The Opening Ceremony will commence at 7:30pm on Monday, August 5th at the Henley Grandstand.  Shuttle buses will run from Henley Island to the Grandstand from 7pm to 10pm.

The First Day Race (FREE)

Tuesday August 6, 2013

Race week commences on Tuesday, August 6th with over 400 heats of competitors pursuing Henley Gold.


The City of St. Catharines is proud to roll out the welcome mat for the best in North American rowing. 2013 is an exciting year as we celebrate 131 years of competition and tradition. The Regatta strives to offer the best experience for all participating as competitors, coaches, spectators and volunteers.

From its humble beginnings over 130 years ago, a world-class event has evolved. The RCHR is hailed as the top amateur rowing event in North America. Each year we welcome international competitors and visitors from across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

The regatta has grown in popularity. Last year the 130th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta attracted well over 3,500 visitors who stayed in our city for four nights or more. This year we anticipate continued growth in competitors and spectators.

The Opening Ceremonies on Monday, August 5, 2013 are expected to draw thousands of visitors to Port Dalhousie to enjoy the camaraderie of old friends and new as fireworks light up the sky over Martindale Pond and the 2013 Henley Regatta officially opens.

Parking and Shuttle Service

Parking on Henley Island is FREE and shuttle service from the Island to the Grandstand on Main Street will be available at the following times:

Friday, August 10: 8am – 8pm
Saturday, August 11: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, August 12: 12pm – 4:30pm

Admission Rates

Wristbands will be used to monitor attendance and we allow unlimited re-entry to the venues along with the added bonus of discounts at various St. Catharines establishments.

Adult Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Day Pass FREE $6 $6 $6 $6 $6
Week Pass $25 $25 $20 $15 $12 $6
Senior / Student
Day Pass FREE $5 $5 $5 $5 $5
Week Pass $20 $20 $16 $12 $10 $5

Dates: August 4, 2013 – August 11, 2013
Location: Henley Island – 72 Henley Island Dr., St. Catherines, ON, Canada L2R 6R2 (Off Main Street, Henley Island Drive)