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.

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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!

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)