We are building a new museum to ensure that a fundamental part of Canadian heritage is not lost. Find out more about our move to the water’s edge.

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April 2019

Paint a Decorative Paddle

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$120

/**/ Get in on the hottest trend in home (or cottage) décor! Spend a day in our Preserving Skills Gallery painting a solid-wood decorative paddle. Plan your design and colour scheme and bring your vision to life. Plot out and paint a geometric design customizing your paddle to fit your style and your home. This would be a great workshop to do with a friend or a group! You can choose from a 3', 3.5' or 4' long decorative paddle.…

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Drop In Craft: Owl Lanterns

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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owl craft

Have a hoot at the Canoe Museum with this month's craft!  Our owl is hiding in this campsite but you can make a little owl lantern to hide in your own house. 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…

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Make a Birch Bark Basket

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$200

/**/ Join canoe builder Chuck Commanda to learn the basics of birch bark basketry here at the Canoe Museum. Start by planning your design, and learning about working with birch bark. Sew your basket together with roots while learning from Chuck in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. No experience necessary, this is great workshop to take with a friend!

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May 2019

Homeschool Wednesday – Tarps and Shelters

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$25
Kids pulling tarp to set up

Age 8+ Shelter is one of the five basic human needs. Explore different shelter-building techniques with us and go home with your own tarp and the skills to set it up!

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Campfires & Cocktails

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$75

Join us for a unique opportunity to sample campfire inspired cuisine prepared and served by local culinary experts while listening to the sensational sounds of The Dixie Hicks (Kate Brioux, Melissa Payne and Kate Suhr) and strolling through the galleries of The Canadian Canoe Museum. Guests will be invited to participate in a live auction featuring paddles painted by local artisans and Canadian celebrities. Funds raised through the event will support the award-winning educational and public programs offered at the Museum.

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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.