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We are building a new museum to ensure that a fundamental part of Canadian heritage is not lost. Find out more about our move to the water’s edge.

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The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.

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February 2020

Make a Wet-Felted Scarf

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$120

Enjoy a day at the museum making this wearable piece of art with amazing instructor Christianna Ferguson.

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February Drop In Craft: Felt Hand Warmers

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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Beat that cold February weather. Make a felt canoe hand warmer to keep those hands toasty! 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 year, and includes unlimited free admission,…

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March 2020

Carve a Mini Canoe Paddle

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$35

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!

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March Drop In Craft: Nail String Art

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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What do cedar strip canoes and this craft have in common?  Nails! Join us at the museum to make a beautiful piece of string art. 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…

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April 2020

Make a Leather Sheath

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$120

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!

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2nd Annual Campfires & Cocktails

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$75

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 through the galleries of The Canadian Canoe Museum with a signature cocktail in hand. You are encouraged to channel your flannel and dress in your favourite flannel and plaid! Guests will be invited to participate in a live auction featuring paddles painted by local…

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Make a Wet-Felted Vessel

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$100

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!

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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.