• Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways
  • Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways
  • Preserve, Enhance & Explore

    Virginia's Historic Waterways

Welcome

VC&NS: Who We Are

About VC&NS

The Virginia Canals and Navigations Society’s web pages offer general information of value to its members and interested “canal buffs”.

The organization itself was formed in 1977 to preserve and enhance Virginia’s rich inland waterways heritage in all its fascinating aspects. History, exploration, archeology, modeling, local lore and legend, restoration, preservation, park and trail development – these are some of the many areas of interest our members pursue to their own great satisfaction and frequently to the lasting benefit of their communities and state.

Features

VC&NS Features

News

Latest Posts

James River Park System’s Master Plan – From Richmond Magazine:

Reposted from Richmond Magazine: Wilderness Protection The James River Park System’s master plan draft is open for review by D.…

VC&NS 42nd Annual Meeting & River Clean-up, September 14, 2019, Powhatan, VA.

The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Canals & Navigations Society will be held at Powhatan State Park on September…

Longtime friend of the Batteau Festival, Mike Lee, has died.

The photos above were taken during the 2018 JRBF at Bent Creek as the State Park batteau was departing.  Longtime…