Dec 27th – Jan 5th, 2020
The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.
Join us at The Canadian Canoe Museum for canoes and crafts this winter break! From December 27th to January 5th, our galleries will be filled with drop-in seasonal activities and crafts to make and take home, including mason jar snow globes, Northern Lights art, and more.Our drop-in activities are available thirty minutes after opening and up until thirty minutes before closing (Monday to Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm; Thursday until 7:30pm; and Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm), and are free with admission or membership! Parent/guardian supervision is…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 »
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 »
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.