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An international organization of builders, paddlers, and admirers of wooden and bark canoes.
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.
Photo Credit: Jim and Betsy Wilson
Featuring Carleton Canoes
43rd Annual Assembly, July 11-16th, 2023
Registration opens April 24th!
Join us in July of 2023 for another incredible week of canoe fun and friendship.
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.
Owning wooden canoes is like keeping rabbits; one is lonely so you get two and then there are many!
Photo Credit: Nick Dennis (RJ Turk canoe circa 1890)
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