membership categories

There shall be the following membership categories. Application must be accompanied with the appropriate payment for the category to be considered. Such application shall be posted for a period of not less than ten (10) days on the Clubhouse notice board prior to consideration by the Board of Directors.

SOCIAL MEMBER is a member who shall be entitled to participate in all the membership privileges, with the exception of maintaining a boat, or regularly skippering a boat docked on club property, or voting at any Club meeting. Social membership can be single or family (which will also include any of their unmarried children up to the age of majority).

BUSINESS MEMBER is a membership that is held on behalf of a company. Three (3) employees designated from time to time by the owner or president of the business shall be entitled to participate in all membership privileges afforded a Social Member and is also eligible to rent the clubhouse once per year with no rental fee being applied.

HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER is a member with 25 years of continuous membership in the club, who, in recognition of conspicuous and honourable service rendered to the club has been elected an Honourary Member for life by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors and upon such election shall enjoy all privileges of the club without payment of membership fees. Active and past active members will retain voting rights.

HONOURARY MEMBER is a person who, for special services rendered to the club or distinction in community affairs, has been elected as such by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors present at a regular meeting or a meeting specially called for this purpose or at the Annual Meeting of the Club. The duration of such membership, which will afford the full privileges of the Club, except voting or maintaining a boat on Club premises, in such branches of activity as may be determined by resolution, without payment of fees, shall be at the pleasure of the Board of Directors who may terminate it at any time.

ACTIVE MEMBER is a member who has obtained age of majority and has unqualified membership privileges subject to the restrictions imposed by the regulations of this Club and shall be eligible to apply for space to maintain one boat on the Club property.

Maximum size boat acceptable for membership will be 60 feet overall including Bow Pulpit and Swim Platform.

Schedule of Fees + Application Forms

PDF application forms available for download below.
Please print and fill out an application form and bring it into the club, or email to: email address here.


why join?

  • New floating docks!
  • Community – we are a very active and social club year-round Club activities throughout the year include summer cruises to other clubs and day trips. Reciprocal to most private boat clubs wherever you go, be it by boat, driving or walking. 
  • Licensed Clubhouse includes: washrooms, bar, main lounge and two gas fireplaces, pool table, shuffleboard, dartboards and large screen televisions. Separate member’s private lounge with large screen TV and gas fireplace.
  • Club can be rented by members for private functions at a reasonable cost and can handle parties of up to 125 people.
  • Private on-shore area to set up gazebos, barbecues, tables etc. to entertain and enjoy beautiful downtown Oakville right at your boat!
  • Free parking – and your boat is a very short walk away.
  • One of the only true POWER BOAT CLUBS on the lake. Walking distance to great restaurants, library, swimming pool and much more in beautiful Oakville.
  • Protected dockage located on Sixteen Mile Creek – access for kayaking, canoeing in natural setting.
  • Docking facilities – 30 amp. Power, fresh water, and year round storage including launch and haul-out included in your fees. Washroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities. Free wifi.
  • Fuel docks with friendly staff and pump out facilities. Fuel discounts and free pump outs for members.
  • Extensive dining menu available most nights.
  • Reciprocal agreements with most other private clubs on Lake Ontario.
  • Short taxi ride/walk to GO station.

Club Event Video

OPBC History

  • In 1953 – OPBC was born. We are a vibrant boating community on Lake Ontario. OPBC has both powerboating, Social and Business memberships with various activities happening throughout the calendar year. OPBC is proud to be part of the Oakville community and focuses fundraising in the community. We are active in charitable events with Charterability, Easter Seals and Big Brother and Big Sisters along with giving back to other charities over the years.

  • The next chapter of OPBC's history will be the revitalization of all the docks and upgrading our facility into one of the best boating clubs on Lake Ontario.

  • OPBC is committed to providing boaters with an affordable place to dock and enjoy the boating lifestyle. We are also committed to providing non boaters a place where they can enjoy all the benefits of social membership throughout the year.