The Britannia Yacht Club is located in the west end of Ottawa, at the head of the Deschênes Rapids, providing access to 45 kilometres of picturesque sailing waters on the Ottawa River.
Incorporated in 1887, BYC is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Canada. The well-protected harbour accommodates 250 keelboats. Dry sail facilities are provided for dinghies and small keel boats, and secure inside storage for sail boards, kayaks and canoes.
In addition to boating, BYC also offers facilities and programs for tennis, youth, social and family activities. We also host member events monthly for those looking for a social membership.
The clubhouse features the region's best view of the Ottawa River, fine dining and year round activities.
COLOUR MAP OF THE GROUNDS
Britannia Yacht Club's historical clubhouse has spectacular views of the Ottawa River and is the focal point of the Club's recreational and social activities.
Harbour, house and ground facilities at Britannia Yatcht Club are serviced by a professional staff, and cater to the wide range of recreational and social interests of its members of all age groups.
The Dragon Lounge on the ground floor of the clubhouse is the focal point for socializing with full bar and food services. Live entertainment is also provdied Friday evenings during the summer months while movies play on Wednesday evenings during the winter. The lounge also boasts a large bronze fireplace where members can warm up during the winter.
The harbour is a well-protected basin consisting of a main harbour and inner harbour which accomodate 250 Mediterranean and finger-dock wet moorings; unlimited dry-sail storage and launching facilities and secure indoor storage for sailboards, kayaks and canoes.
Harbour facilities include:
Drive-up moorings - park your car within 10 metres of your boat
Gasoline and diesel fuel service - the only fuel service on Lac Deschênes
Annual launch and haul out services
Four launching ramps
One 5000 lbs. and one 3000 lbs. stiff leg cranes
12,000 lb crane
Dockside electrical outlets
Fresh water at the service dock
Full time Harbour Manager
Marquee and Patio
During the warm summer months, the marquee on the patio, with its spectacular view over Lac Deschênes, is a favourite spot for socializing and enjoying bar or food services.
Family activities including tennis and children's play area as well as picnic areas mean fun for the whole family
The Upper Deck features a dance floor, bar, tennis viewing area and a veranda overlooking the water. Mainly used to host our many social member events.
The lawns, flower gardens and woodlands of Britannia Yacht Club's extensive grounds give a park-like setting for four tennis courts, children's play areas and picnic areas. The grounds are enclosed by a perimeter fence and on-site security service is provided.