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.
Our monthly newsletter, the Full & By, keeps members informed with news of club activities and articles of general interest. We heartily invite you to become a part of Britannia Yacht Club community.
Aerial photograph of the Britannia Yacht Club looking east. The red roofs of the senior club house on the right and the junior club house on the left are among the most distinctive landmarks of Lac Deschênes. Photo: Canadian Aerial Photo Corp.
WHERE OTTAWA PLAYS
Britannia Yacht Club's Mission
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.