Celebration of Canoes Past and Present


August 24-26, 2018

Join like-minded canoe enthusiasts from around the region for this unique canoe focused event. Widji will provide food and lodging, while partners from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Minnesota Canoe Museum, and Ely Folk School will collectively provide canoe related activities and presentations from regional experts. A special focus of the weekend will be on Joe Seliga and his influence on the craft of wood canvas canoes.


Lodging options include cabins with plumbing and private bedrooms (limited), traditional single gender “camper cabins” within walking distance to bathroom facilities, and limited options for tenting and RV parking. Requests for housing in our cabins with indoor plumbing private bedrooms will assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. No dogs or pets are allowed.


Good home cooked meals from scratch will be provided starting with breakfast on Saturday morning through lunch on Sunday.


$160/person for Plumbing/Private Bedroom Cabin
$125/person Standard Single Gender Camper Cabin
$75/person Tenting RV space (limited)
$20/person Day Of participation, no lodging (includes lunch and dinner)

Participants under 18 years old receive a 50% discount on registration rates.


Registration Form

Registration with lodging deadline is July 31st.
Day of registration deadline is Saturday, August 25 and includes lunch and dinner.