The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
2 shows, 1 night only! The Flying Canoe Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to building capacity this performance has limited space for viewing. Please dress accordingly in the case that you're outside until the second showing. As part of Artsweek Peterborough 2018, the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts will present their rendition of famous French-Canadian folktale Chasse-galerie or the Flying Canoe, brought to life through circus theatre and live fiddle music, set atop…Find out more »
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 the Peterborough area. Not…Find out more »
Drop-in between 10:30 and 4:00pm to make stamped autumn tea towels, ready for your Thanksgiving gatherings. 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, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free…Find out more »
Age 9+ Discover what goes into creating a Museum exhibit - and make one of your own. A fun, hands-on curator-for-a-day experience that will take you behind the scenes at the Museum and include woodworking and the creation of a mini-exhibit shadow box to take home. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety during the wood-working part of this workshop! Please bring a photo of yourself featuring water (or nature).Find out more »
Weave a coaster to decorate your thanksgiving table- make yours in the style of an HBC blanket, or use your own creativity. 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, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free admission, discounts on programs and merchandise, special event invitation and more! Please contact 705-748-9153 ext. 218 if you have any questions.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.