GNBC


Welcome to The
Greater Niagara Boating Club Inc.

We are conveniently located on the Welland River in Niagara Falls, Canada. The GNBC has many amenities to offer its members more enjoyment to their boating experience.

Greater Niagara Boat Club

An important message from the GNBC

April 10, 2021

GNBC COVID-19 CLOSURE STATEMENT

As we continue to try to navigate through all of the half-information and confusing information that is out there concerning the Stay at Home Order that began at 12:01 PM on April 8, 2021 and in consultation with the City of Niagara Falls Bylaw Office, the Board is eliminating the five-person limit on the property.

Members may attend the boat club property to perform necessary maintenance to get it ready to go in the water. However, there are some restrictions in accordance with the Bylaw Office and Public Health:

  • A maximum of five (5) people from the same household (See *exception below)
  • You must contact Bob Stringer to advise him when you are on the property and let him know when you leave. You will be required to provide COVID screening information for purposes of contact tracing
  • Boating Members only – absolutely no guests allowed
  • If for some reason you must leave the area of your boat or someone is working closely on their boat next to you, you must wear a mask
  • The washrooms will remain closed for the time being

Exception: If a contractor is required to work on your boat, he/she must be accompanied by the member or spouse for as long as the work is being performed and masks must be worn

Once your boat is in the water, members will have to adhere to the five (5) person limit from your immediate household

The absolute most essential thing is that all members adhere to local Public Health guidelines while orders are in place. Members who do not comply will be asked to leave the property.

Please show respect for each other and our Club as we move through this pandemic.

Your patience during this challenging time is appreciated.

Thank You,
GNBC Board of Directors

GNBC COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN -

Our Amenities

Our club features a fully licensed restaurant & bar, gas bar with pump-out, beautiful outdoor licensed patio, security gate to members area, space provided to park at your dock, outdoor pavilion for private or public events, on-site boat storage, security lighting year round, secluded park-like setting, ample visitor dockage, private boat launch, friendly atmosphere and features 92 docks for boats, and accommodations for overnight boaters.

Clubhouse Restaurant

Clubhouse Kitchen

The Clubhouse Kitchen is closed until further notice due to Covid-19

Clubhouse Bar

Clubhouse Bar

The Clubhouse Bar is closed until further notice due to Covid-19

Boat Gas Dock

Gas Dock Hours

Thursday: CLOSED (for the season)
Friday: CLOSED (for the season)
Saturday: CLOSED (for the season)
Sunday: CLOSED (for the season)

Upcoming Events

All events are canceled until further notice due to Covid-19

Membership

The GNBC is always happy to welcome new Members to our Club. We offer several levels of membership that are subject to the appropriate approval process and availability of resources. Each membership level includes the member’s spouse/significant other, dependent children under the age of 18, as well as children under the age of 22 who are full time students or dependent children. The member is fully responsible for the actions of said individuals and any consequences resulting from their inappropriate actions will be levied on the member.

BOATING MEMBER
The registered owner of a vessel that has been granted a dock. He/she must present evidence of having Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance on said boat in the amount of $2,000,000.00 valid for the full membership year (including winter storage).

TRAILER MEMBER
An individual that wishes to participate in the activities of the Club and requires marine facilities for the purposes of trailering and launching a vessel. He/she must present evidence of having Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance on said vessel in the amount of $2,000,000.00 valid for the full membership year (including winter storage).

CLUBHOUSE MEMBER
An individual who wishes to participate in the social activities of the Club and the benefits of the Clubhouse but does not require marine facilities. A clubhouse member may not vote on any club matters nor hold office in the Club and has no marine privileges. Specifically, “Clubhouse” stipulates that the individual’s membership is confined to the Clubhouse and its social activities and does not extend to the area below the gate.

CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

  1. Each dock is assessed ten (10) hours of volunteer service each membership year (January to December);
  2. Any Boating Member who has failed to complete their hours will be assessed a surcharge imposed by the Board for each hour not completed;
  3. Any probationary member that does not complete their mandatory Club service will have their membership terminated.

HOW TO APPLY
Anyone wishing to apply for a Boating Membership must hold a paid-up Clubhouse Membership and have the sponsorship of a current Boating Member in Good Standing. Applicants without a Sponsor will be passed over for those with a Sponsor. Once accepted, a Boating Member is on probation for one year.

The application forms for the various levels of membership are available below. Please use the contact form to request the email address to send completed applications and payments via e-transfer.

2021 Fee Schedule

Boating Membership Application -

Clubhouse Membership Application -

Trailer Membership Application -

Directions from Toronto

Take the Gardiner Expressway West. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way Westbound (signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie). Take exit 21 for Regional Road 47 toward Welland/Chippawa/Lyons Creek Road. Turn left onto Biggar Rd. Continue onto Lyons Creek Rd. Destination will be on the left.

Directions from
Fort Erie

Take the Queen Elizabeth Way Toronto-Bound. Take exit 16 for Sodom Road East. Merge onto Sodom Rd/Regional Road 116. Turn left onto Lyons Creek Rd/Regional Road 47. Destination will be on your right