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.

Canadian Canoe Museum
Virtual Tour

Moving the Collection:
Behind-the-Scenes with Curator Jeremy Ward

Thursday, November 25th at 7 PM EST

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

Watch here for more info about our 2022 Assembly at Paul Smiths College, New York!

Photo Credit: Greg Nolan

Chapter Newsletters
See what WCHA members around the globe are up to!

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Annual General Meeting 2021 Replay
(meeting starts at 8:57 of the video)

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)