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Life is good on the water...

BYC truly is your cottage in the city...

Located on the most scenic site in Ottawa at the eastern end of Lac Deschênes, Britannia Yacht Club is the gateway to 45 km of continuous sailing along the Ottawa River. The combination of BYC's recreational facilities and clubhouse services provides all the amenities of lake-side cottage living without having to leave the city.

Whether your interest is sailing, tennis, socializing, holding a wedding reception or corporate retreat, we invite you to visit our Club and discover the advantages and beauties of BYC.

Webcam & Weather

Webcam & Weather

Get the latest weather predicitons and up to the minute data along with video of Lac Deschenes in order to make the best choices before you hit the water.

Dining Menu

Dining Menu

Britannia Yacht Club has a first class food and beverage service to make your life on the water the best possible. View our menu to get the most of your time at BYC.

Events at BYC

Events at BYC

Britannia Yacht Club offers a full social schedule. See our calendar to plan your next visit to the club and get the most from your membership.

Race Results

Race Results

Britannia Yacht Club runs three seasonal racing series as well as interclub and distance racing for all levels. See the results page for update information.

BYC Awards Banquet

BYC Awards Banquet

2021 Sailing Awards Banquet

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Book your tickets now at info@byc.ca

Club News

Nominations to BYC Board of Directors, 2022

NOMINATI0NS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The following members have been nominated by the...

Updated Code of Conduct - September 22, 2021

Please take a moment to review the BYC Code of Conduct, updated September 22, 2021 Code of...

Tennis Anyone? For Everyone!

BYC has 4 lit plexi-pave tennis and pickle ball courts for all members to enjoy, along with lessons, round robins and tennis oriented social events.

  • 250 drive-up moorings with electrical outlets.

  • Dry sail facilities for keelboats and dinghies.

  • The only fueling facility on Lac Deschênes.

  • Dockside freshwater supply and sewage pumpout station.

  • Secure indoor storage for kayaks, canoes and sailboards.

  • Nationally acclaimed Learn to Sail program.

  • Sailing lessons and crewing opportunities for adults.

  • Four tennis courts; volleyball and basketball courts.


  • Children's play area. 
  • Picnic and BBQ areas on Club grounds

  • Up river camping at the Baskin's Beach property.

  • Social activities and events and Friday night entertainment.

  • Historic club house with full bar and dining service.

  • Wi-fi throughout clubhouse and harbour.

  • Best sunsets over the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills

  • Romantic views that make Britannia Yacht Club a favourite venue for wedding receptions


Your kids will remember summers on the water...

Britannia Yacht Club offers a nationally recognized learn to sail program. Friendships, independence and a love of sailing included.

2777 Cassels Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6N6
Phone: 613-828-5167

Fax: 613-828-5168

E-Mail: info@byc.ca



Dining Hours: 
Mondays - Fridays: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00pm - 7:00pm




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