The Museum is On the Move!
The Canadian Canoe Museum
inspires connection, curiosity
and new understanding.
Do you have a wood-and-canvas canoe at home that needs a little love? Participants in the canoe restoration clinic will learn how to re-canvas a wood-and-canvas canoe and perform basic structural repairs (for example; replacing a rib, or repairing damaged planking) from experienced canoe builder, Pam Wedd* of Bearwood Canoe Company. You will leave with the confidence, know-how and hands-on experience needed to restore your own canoe. Interested participants may bring their own canoe for a thorough analysis and diagnosis and will…Find out more »
Celebrate the long awaited arrival of spring. Drop by the museum to build your own wind chime! Use beads, suede cord, and terracotta pots to make a custom creation. Free with admission.Find out more »
Join us for our 5th annual Touch a Truck on Sunday, May 27! This is the perfect event for young families who love to learn and explore. Children will have the opportunity to climb, explore and touch over 10 vehicles including a tow truck, school bus, and police car! The five-dollar admission charge includes admission to the museum. Inside, families will enjoy transportation-themed crafts and explore model boats brought in by the Kawartha Marine Modelers. Location: The Canadian Canoe Museum,…Find out more »
This one-day course provides an introduction to tandem canoeing and skill development. Participants will learn safe canoeing practices, basic theory and an introduction to strokes and maneuvers.Find out more »
/**/ Discover the world of natural dyeing! Participants will work with all natural materials, from plants to bugs to minerals, and leave with the knowledge to continue dyeing at home with guidance from our expert instructor, Julie Sinden*. On the first day, students will learn about mordanting, preparing the dye-bath, and will dye their chosen fabrics. On the second day, unique dye techniques will be explored, such as Indigo dyeing and shibori. Some materials will be provided, but participants…Find out more »
MUSEUM on the move
In the future, visitors will explore the canoe’s leading role in Canada’s past,
present and future alongside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock on
one of the country’s most celebrated waterways.