Northwest Chapter Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Events
The Northwest Chapter's two main events are the annual Spring Rendezvous and the annual Fall Meet. These are occasions for wooden canoe owners and enthusiasts to gather at one location in the Pacific Northwest and experience a full weekend immersed (usually not literally!) in everything related to wooden canoes. While the size of the Spring Rendezvous has increased since beginning in 1995, the Fall Meet remains the largest and, for many, the most important function of the Chapter. For some pictures of past spring and fall meets see the Past Events page.  Also check out the current Newsletter (pdf format) detailing past events and canoe related articles.

NWWCHA Fall Meet, Manning Park, BC
September 15-18, 2016-Extra Day Thursday!

 Easy to miss: From Hwy 3, east of Hope, turn right after the Manning Park Lodge, 41 km from the west entrance, (marked by carved marmot).
 Follow signs to Lone Duck Group Camp 2, Lightening Lakes, 4 km off Hwy 3.

 Small shelter with picnic tables and wood stove; outside is a fire pit.
 Pit toilets. Showers available at nearby Lightening Lake Campground.
 Parking lot and a large walk-in area for tents. Bring tarps for rain.
 No RV hook-ups or electricity.
Potable water available.

Passports, passports, passports!
 Potluck supper item for Saturday night-main, sides, salad or dessert.
 $5 per person per night. Kids and grandkids are welcome!
 Canadians bring firewood, if no ban.
 Warm clothes, hiking boots and sticks. Be ready for regatta paddling.  Gently used or new "valuables" for Saturday afternoon fundraising auction.
Musical instruments and voices for campfire sing-along.
 Program information on our website:

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, September 15 (Bonus Day!)
  • Arrive any time after 1:00 pm
  • Set up camp
  • Register
  • Meals on your own
Friday, September 16

  • Early morning dawn patrol
  • Meals on your own
  • Afternoon - paddling event (TBA)
  • Evening - Visiting and songs around the campfire - bring your instruments!
Saturday, September 17

  • Early morning dawn patrol
  • Breakfast on your own
  • Morning - Canoe Regatta
  • Lunch on your own
  • Afternoon - Auction
  • Supper - Pot Luck (Bring meat, salad, side or desert dish to share)
  • Evening - Mike Elliott - Kettle River Canoes (Mike presented his talk "Canoe Connections" at the spring meet and it was very enjoyable.  This time he will present his talk titled "O Ca-na-noe".)
  • Visiting and songs around the campfire - bring your instruments!
Sunday, September 18

  • Early morning dawn patrol
  • Meals on your own
  • Visit and enjoy our final moments together before we head home
  • Packed up and heading out around 11am
This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.  Please pick up the most up to date schedule when you register.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!!

Fall post card