The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
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…Find out more »
/**/ 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.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
/**/ Make your own pair of mittens that you will want to wear all winter! These mittens are made of 100% felted duffle wool and genuine deerskin buckskin, designed to cut the wind and protect your wool from abrasion. This workshop includes all of the materials required to complete and personalize your own pair of deerskin mittens. Using a cozy double layer of wool these mittens are guaranteed to keep your hands toasty this winter! Spend a fun and informative…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.