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.

✨Assembly Registration is now open! See below!!✨

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Assembly 2022
Solo Canoes and
Remembering Tom MacKenzie

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

Last chance to attend an Assembly at Paul Smith's College!

Check out the exciting NEW additions to the program!

A special guest will be joining us Saturday evening!!

Late Registration still available: 

(Regular pre-registration has ended.)

Photo Credit: Greg Nolan

Donated Canoes for Sale
The WCHA has received a very generous donation of two beautiful canoes which will be offered for sale in the Classified Ads. All proceeds will go directly toward keeping the WCHA viable.
Find more info here...

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Also, remember to check out the canoes and various other items from our many valued advertisers here...


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!

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