The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
Create your very own leather canoe keychain to remind you of great day paddling days ahead! While you’re here, be sure to visit our family-friendly areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more. Our self-directed Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month. These drop-ins are free with museum admission or Family Membership. Remember, Family Membership is only $50 per year, and includes unlimited free admission,…Find out more »
The Great Canadian Family Day! The Canadian Canoe Museum is hosting its 6th annual Great Canadian Family Day! We’ve got lots of activity stations and high-quality take home crafts planned for you and your family, along with discounted family memberships, the day holds something for everyone. Back by popular demand – our Voyageur canoe zip line! Watch as your hand-crafted paddler flies through the galleries. Try your hand at our clam game, create your very own shadow puppets, scratch art just…Find out more »
Enjoy a day at the museum making this wearable piece of art with amazing instructor Christianna Ferguson.Find out more »
Enjoy an evening at the museum carving a mini paddle!
Carve a 24" paddle while learning the woodworking techniques to take their rough, poplar blank to a smoothly-sanded, finished paddle. You will have a beautiful mini paddle to take home and treasure.
No experience is necessary!Find out more »
If you want to make your own sturdy sheath to secure your beloved camping knife, this workshop is for you. Bring your own fixed blade knife (not a folder!) and make your own unique sheath to fit that favorite knife. We will learn some basic skills of leather crafting that you will be able to use and practice while designing and making your own sheath. The satisfaction of making something so practical and beautiful with your own hands is one great result of this workshop. Be careful because the craft is contagious!Find out more »
Join us for the second annual Campfires & Cocktails at The Canadian Canoe Museum! Sample campfire inspired cuisine prepared and served by local culinary experts while listening to the sensational sounds of local musicians, and stroll through the galleries of The Canadian Canoe Museum with a signature cocktail in hand. You are encouraged to channel your flannel and dress in your favourite flannel and plaid! Guests will be invited to participate in a live auction featuring paddles painted by local…Find out more »
This workshop is an introduction to the wet felting technique. Begin with merino wool roving and create our own unique textile by adding water, soap and friction. Enjoy the day learning from a knowledgeable local artisan, Christianna Ferguson, and leave with your own one-of-a-kind felted vessel!
All supplies required to make your vessel are provided, and no experience is necessary!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.