The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
/**/ Handcraft a traditional Capote using an authentic Hudson's Bay Company Point Blanket (a blanket who's value alone makes this workshop an unbelievable bargain). Spend the day immersed in the history of these blankets, following traditional pattern and hand-sewing the seams of your one-of-a-kind coat. Experienced instructors show you traditional techniques, modern twists and ways to personalize your coat with unique embellishments. All materials, including a Point Blanket, 100% wool for sewing and patterns to fit all sizes are supplied…Find out more »
What do cedar strip canoes and this craft have in common? Nails!!! Join us at the museum from 10:30-4 to make a beautiful piece of string art. While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are always free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember,…Find out more »
/**/ About the Event Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker.* This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! *Russ Parker is a Canoe Museum volunteer and supporter who retired to…Find out more »
Age 9+ Follow a scavenger hunt through the Museum to find all the parts of your loom kit. Learn woodworking skills as you build a pine beading loom with the patient, friendly guidance of our experienced education staff. You’ll end up with a loom and work on a 3-row beaded bracelet. Learn about wampum and indigenous beading traditions.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.