Have you started your holiday shopping yet?  With an increasing urge to lower carbon footprints, decrease the size of discarded packaging mounds, and a general desire to have a warm and fuzzy feeling about the quality of gift you’re giving – why not go for something green?

The Canadian Canoe Museum offers many options for the green-gift-giver.  Why not buy someone on your list an Artisan Workshop?  We have a fabulous line up for 2013 including Carving a Greenland-Style Kayak Paddle, Weaving a Woodland Pack Basket, making a traditional Hudson’s Bay Blanket Coat and many, many more.  Not only is this a wonderful idea for a green gift, but the person on the receiving end of this gets an experience, not just a present.

So, once you’ve purchased a workshop for everyone on your list how about Adopting a Canoe?  For a small monthly, or yearly fee (if you prefer) you can have your name on one of our beautiful canoes as its ‘Adopter.’  You also get a certificate featuring your canoe and all the benefits of membership!  You can contact our Development Coordinator, Christina Skuce for more information.

Now lets talk about what to get those few really hard-to-buy-for people – how about a membership to the Museum?

By giving a membership to the Canadian Canoe Museum you’re really giving a gift that keeps on giving all year.  The benefits of membership are too many to list here, but among them are FREE Museum admission all year, 10% discounts on both the online store and Museum Store, 10% discount on all Artisan Workshops, invites to special events for members only and FREE digital subscriptions to Canoeroots, Kayak Angler, Rapid, and Adventure Kayak magazines.  Not to mention you get to feel great about becoming part of a unique cultural institution.

And finally, for those young ones on your list, they don’t want green gifts – they just want TOYS!  We have those too,

Happy Holidays!