The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
/**/ Book your spot early – this workshop fills quickly! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum’s Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker. This workshop makes a terrific gift and there is no experience necessary! Contact Victoria for more information, or call 1-866-342-2663 x218Find out more »
/**/ Enjoy an evening at the museum getting crafty and making a selection of holiday ornaments! Choose from a woven birch bark heart, wooden canoe ornament, wooden paddle ornament, log slice, or make all four. You will be able to customize your ornaments to your taste and style while having the opportunity to use a woodburning pen, paint, bark, ribbon, twine and more. No experience is necessary, this is a great class to take with a friend!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 »
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 »
Enjoy a day learning twelve different embroidery stitches while making a fun sampler to take home. With expert instruction from the Peterborough Embroidery Guild this is an amazing way to jump into a new hobby that could take you in so many different directions.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.