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October 2018

Make a Trail Toboggan

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$270
Train of people pulling toboggans

/**/ Make your own trail toboggan in this awesome, one-day workshop! Toboggans will be constructed by using a very durable and low-friction plastic to easily glide over snow and ice. The toboggans can roll up for easy transportation and storage and will be completely ready to take to the trails! Learn how to tie and adjust the running and tow lines, install brass rings for lashing loops, install a break line, and your own leather hauling “tump.” Your instructors for…

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Weave a Pair of Snowshoes

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$320
Hands weaving a snowshoe

Create your very own pair of hand-woven snowshoes in this popular two day workshop. This workshop begins with a large selection of the best frames on the market (high quality white ash) and incredibly durable and functional 400 pound test fishing line (monoline) from Vancouver Island. The monoline is lighter, stronger and more abrasion-resistant than traditional rawhide. Plus, it doesn't require varnish or annual maintenance and it is much less likely to stick to wet snow. Lure of the North has…

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Make a Pair of Snowshoe Bindings

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
$90
Leather snowshoe binding attached to a snowshoe with someones foot in it

/**/ Create a pair of leather snowshoe bindings for use with traditional snowshoes in this half-day workshop! We start by using 10oz vegetable tanned leather, dyed to a colour of your choosing and joined with hand-hammered copper rivets. A leather strap and steel buckle secures the binding around your heel, while a simple cord-lock secures it over your foot. Throughout the course we'll discuss the tying and use of traditional lamp-wick bindings, and the difference between various traditional snowshoe styles.…

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Halloween at the Museum

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Free with admission
Halloween at the Museum

Come to the museum for some Halloween fun!  Make a fall or a spooky light scene. 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…

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George Luste Lecture

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Luste lecture poster, rob stimpson

2018 Luste Lecturer Rob Stimpson presents: Eddy Hopping – Canoe Adventures from Ontario to the Arctic Come on a visual journey with photographer Rob Stimpson as he takes us down rivers, paddles across lakes, sweating over portages with tales and musings of the great outdoors. For more information and to RSVP click here.

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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.