The following is the most recent Archery Canada and World Archery Rule book, as well as interpretations to any rules that affect Canadian Archery.
Summaries of any rule updates are below:
- 2021 – Archery Canada Rule Book Changes – Summary Document (Note: All Rule Books have been updated, and full completed versions will be posted below once translation is complete.)
Book 0: Cover and Introduction
These books contains the rules, procedures and administrative procedures for the practice of archery in Canada as practiced
by the Federation of Canadian Archers known as Archery Canada and its member Provincial Sport Organizations and their Registrants. It also contains most laws and bylaws governing archery in the member organizations of the World Archery Federation as they have an interest to Canadian archers.
Archers, clubs and other organizations are free to practice archery in the forms and by the rules as they wish. However, they are encouraged to practice archery by these rules in the interests of promoting consistency of understanding and practices by archers in Canada and by other sport organizations around the world.
In the case of any question concerning a rule in this Rule book arising from editing errors or from differences between the
French and English language versions, reference will be made to the original form in which the Archery Canada Board of Directors approved the rule.
Book 1: Constitution & Procedures
This edition contains all current laws and bylaws approved and in effect on the date shown below. There may be interpretations
which may affect this edition. Please check the World Archery website (https://worldarchery.org) for a listing of all interpretations which may be in force.
This version supersedes all previous versions.
Book 2: Event's and Archery Canada Regulations
Book 2: Events and Archery Canada Regulations, outlines the rules to be used for all Archery Canada Championships, covering registration, equipment inspection, Field of Play, and championship specific rules.
(Updated Nov. 2019)
Book 3: Target Archery
Book 3: Target Archery, outlines all the rules applied to Target Archery Competitions, from permissible equipment to scoring and appeal processes.
Book 4: Field and 3D Archery
Book 4: Field and 3D Archery outlines all the rules applied to Field and 3D Archery Competitions, from permissible equipment and championship divisions to scoring and appeal processes.
(Updated Nov. 2019)
Book 5: Miscellaneous Archery Rounds
Book 5: Miscellaneous Archery Rounds, outlines the World Archery Rules for the miscellaneous Archery rounds and Ski-Archery
Book 6: Anti-Doping Rules
Book 6: Anti-Doping Rules outlines the Anti-Doping Code and all Anti-Doping Rules which are enforced by World Archery.
Below are interpretation documents, whose purpose is to further clarify any rules in the Archery Canada or World Archery rule book, to be used at all Archery Canada sanctioned tournaments in Canada:
World Archery Interpretations
Archery Canada Interpretations: