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Royal Canadian Henley Regatta 2023

The most prestigious rowing race in Ontario

Dates: August 6–13, 2023

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is the annual race that takes place over a week every August at Martindale Pond in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. One of the most prestigious competitions in North American rowing gathers best athletes, coaches, and thousands of spectators and volunteers. Participants from all over the globe gather to participate in Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Each competition is followed by live music and fireworks. In addition to entertainment, there are food trucks and excellent Niagara craft beers and wines. The event was attended by such celebrities as Grace Kelly, former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta dates back to 1880, when competitive rowing was popular in Canada at that time. The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta has become the first championship for the Canadian Amateur Rowing Association. In 1903, after changing a few locations, the regatta moved to Port Dalhousie area in St.Catharines, and since then it had been hosted by the St. Catharines Rowing Club permanently. The race was named after the Royal Regatta in England and featured the same distance 2,112 m (1 mi 550 yards). In 1947, a women race was added to the championship for the first time.

If you can't make it to the Henley Regatta, you may anyway discover the scenic Port Dalhousie area at a time which is suitable for you. A guided tour is a good option, a segway tour must be even better.

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