Our 16' Huron restored by Claude on the

Wooden Canoe

Heritage Association

The WCHA is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to sharing information about canoeing heritage throughout the world.

2023 WCHA Calendar
Get yours before they're gone!

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Assembly 2022
Solo Canoes and
Remembering Tom MacKenzie

42nd Annual Assembly, July 12-17th, 2022

What a fantastic event this was!!

Thanks to all who helped make it such a success.

See you all next year!!

Chapter Newsletters

See what WCHA members around the globe are up to!
The following chapters have a newsletter available.

For information on all chapters, including their websites, see here...

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association at a Glance

A Bit of Background

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association began 40 years ago as a way to unite the wooden canoe community as well as to educate the general public about the beauty and history of these wonderful watercraft.

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Owning wooden canoes is like keeping rabbits; one is lonely so you get two and then there are many!

Nick Dennis

Photo Credit: Nick Dennis (RJ Turk canoe circa 1890)