Events! Don’t be left out of the fun, mark these items on your calendar today!March Break Programs 

girl paddle carvingAfter last year’s heavily wait-listed March Break program, we’re dramatically expanding our workshop options for kids and youth at the Museum this year, all with our renowned commitment to engaging, creative, hands-on experiences for kids.

If you are not interested in registering for a kids’ workshop, why not just consider a visit to the Museum for a day trip?  There’s something for everyone in your group, from toddlers to seniors including a new scavenger hunt that will keep everyone engaged and laughing!

Canoes & Romance Exhibition Opening April 23rd at 7pm

can i canoe you up the river?From a thousand sentimental valentines, to beautifully-varnished courting canoes, to clever songs that explore just how many things can be rhymed with “canoe,” canoes and romance go together like, well, a horse and carriage. In the early years of the twentieth century, on countless summer evenings across North America, the waterways were full of young men and women chatting, courting, paddling and sometimes canoedling as they sought a little quiet time together afloat.With the help of hundreds of images gleaned from postcards, advertising, sheet music and magazines, accompanied by the strains of popular songs, movie clips and of course a collection of luxurious courting canoes, the Canadian Canoe Museum will explore this engaging topic in a new exhibit opening April 23rd, 2014.

Annual General Meeting April 23rd at 6pm

Members of the Museum and the community are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting. This is a great opportunity for the Museum to give back and share what’s happening, our successes and challenges from 2013 and point to our plans for 2014. Come out, enjoy an evening with wine and cheese and after the meeting, be part of the launch of our new exhibition Canoes & Romance.

Builders’ Rendezvous June 21st from 10am to 5pm

canoe museum rendezvous 2013If you build, restore, use, own or want to learn more about small watercraft, don’t miss thislee valley tools booth opportunity to be surrounded by fellow enthusiasts!  There will be live demonstrations, workshops, vendors and special guest speakers. Exhibits will be set up OUTSIDE in the Museum’s parking lot and INSIDE the Museum as well. Admission is free. If you want a sense of the day from 2013 check out this link: