The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
Out of concern and caution for everyone’s wellbeing and taking into account recommendations from health officials, we have made the decision to postpone Campfires & Cocktails, scheduled for April 18, due to the scale and nature of the event. Please read our full statement on our blog. 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…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 »
In this two-day workshop each participant will make their own crooked knife, beginning with a bar of tool steel and using readily available hand tools. You will learn about blade and handle design, shaping and heat-treating steel, attaching and shaping a handle, and sharpening the blade while crafting your own one-of-a-kind knife. Everyone will finish with a crooked knife made to comfortably fit their own hand.Find out more »
Celebrate Spring! Create your very own whimsical felt flower to clip onto your backpack, or make into a bracelet or a brooch. 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…Find out more »
No experience necessary! 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.Find out more »
Create a mini zoetrope and the illusion that your drawings are in motion. Have fun spinning and watch your design come to life. 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…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.