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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.

Photo Credit: Jim and Betsy Wilson

Assembly 2023
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.

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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)

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