Wilderness Canoe Association

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The Wilderness Canoe Association is a non-profit organization of individuals interested in the outdoor pursuits and in wilderness travel by canoe.

 Sharing the Wilderness Experience: 


This year's fall gathering will be at the Minden Wildwater Preserve. The new location is a shorter drive for many of our members. Here's what you can expect:

World-class whitewater paddling on a Pan-Am course.
Outstanding flatwater options in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands PP and Haliburton Highlands Water Trails.
A catered BBQ dinner.
Campfires and camping  

September 13 - 15, 2019.

 Canoe Trips and Other Outings

Flatwater and whitewater canoe trips and other outings are organized by members for members, including day trips to local rivers, multi-day canoeing & camping and wilderness expeditions. They represent one of our core values. Love to paddle but need company? Not sure about going down that river by yourself? Never been wilderness camping? You've come to the right place!
See the list of scheduled trips on the Outings page.

The Quarterly Journal of the WCA

Members share their experiences from canoe trips or extended expeditions by publishing their stories in the renowned quarterly journal of the WCA, the best canoeing journal worldwide!

Learn more about Nastawgan by viewing the Journal page. Also, see the provided sample article.

Membership in the WCA grants you access to both printed and online journals. Click here to download current issue.


Teaching our members new skills is another core value: paddling improvement, whitewater clinics, river safety & rescue, wilderness first aid all enhance safety, competence and enjoyment.

 The 2019 Wilderness and Canoe Symposium

Was: Feb. 22-23, 2019
At: Monarch Park Collegiate Institute Auditorium
1 Hanson St., Toronto

Click here to purchase your ticket and watch out for details of next year's WCS!

The Wilderness Canoe Association acknowledges the financial support of Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Wilderness Canoe Association acknowledges the financial support of Mountain Equipment Co-Op.