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Discover Ontario's Waterways

The Ontario Adventure Rowing Association (O.A.R) offers a wide range of rowing activities. From the leisurely row along one of Ontario's beautiful waterway, the more challenging coastal rowing on the open lake to the long distance rowing marathons, we have it all.


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What's in a (boat's) name? Part 1: Ernst Peters

What’s in a (boat’s) name? Part 1: Ernst Peters

Have you ever rowed in a boat and wondered who it is named after? Invariably, boats are named after people in recognition of their contributions to the sport of rowing, with particular emphasis on touring. While our tours areRead more

New for 2020: The Canadian Sculling Marathon goes virtual!

New for 2020: The Canadian Sculling Marathon goes virtual!

For distance rowers, one of the highlights of the season every year is the Canadian Sculling Marathon, organized be the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club. We all love the dedication that goes into training for the full or half marathonRead more

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UPDATED: 2020 schedule as of July 1

Due to the ongoing regulations surrounding COVID-19, several of our 2020 tours have been impacted. Take a look at our updated schedule here.

2019 distance award winners announced

2019 distance award winners announced

It was a tight contest and required review but in the end two tour participants have been awarded the 2019 Ontario Adventure Rowing Association (OAR) distance award.  They rowed 250 km, out of a total of 280 km onRead more

January 2020 newsletter

January 2020 newsletter

A new year is here! Catch up on the latest OAR news in our January newsletter, read it here. Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to get the latest OAR news sent to your inbox here.

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