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#fabulousfall features a full slate of one-of-a-kind offerings for individuals and families

It’s a fabulous fall at The Canadian Canoe Museum – time to get crafty, cozy and connect. The museum’s round up of activities for individuals and families is inspired by the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft right here in Peterborough.

Visitors are encouraged to be hands-on at the museum this fall, whether it’s as part of a drop-in craft, a workshop, or a visit to our interactive galleries (ride in the tippy canoe, bang on the conundrum (canoe drum) and visit the wigwam!).

“While our paddling days may be few and far between at this point, we’re embracing the season and getting ready for winter with opportunities to connect and to explore inside as the temperatures drop,” says Karen Taylor, Director of Programs. “And, with the holidays on the horizon, the time is right to experience unique events at our museum store.”

Date & Time

Offering

Details

Every Wednesday by the waterfall in the galleries,                      5:30 – 6:30 pm

Float & Flow Yoga

By donation. Beginners welcome and open to all levels. Please bring your own mat and water.

Thursdays at 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm

Join us on for a Drop-In Tour

Included with admission.

October 14

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Leaf Decoration Drop-In Activity

Included with museum admission.

October 19

12th Annual Beaver Club Gala with guest hosts Joanie and Gary McGuffin

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/home/beaver-club-gala/ to purchase tickets.

October 20

Join us for Books & Brunch. Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at Elmhirst’s Resort followed by conversation with Joanie and Gary McGuffin – authors, conservationists, photographers, and wilderness adventurers.

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/books-and-brunch/ to purchase tickets.

October 29, 8 – 9 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Join us for the Matthews Fellowship Lecture: Kate Harris – Lands of Lost Borders: The Meaning of Exploration in a Modern, Mapped World

Kate Harris will share the story of her multiple-award-winning first book Lands of Lost Borders. Light refreshments will be served. Free or by donation.

October 31 and November 1

Make a Pair of Wool and Leather Mittens Two-Day Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $180.

November 1

Visit our new mini-exhibit!

A small birch bark canoe made by students at Kingsway Public School in Thunder Bay is a celebration of learning this living Indigenous tradition. The canoe will be on display in our galleries.

November 2 and 3

Make a Pair of Winter Moccasins Two-Day Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $285.

November 4 and 5

Make Your Own Anorak Two-Day Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops/

to register – $320.

November 14

Make a Woven Birch Bark Star Ornament Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $40.

November 17, 2:30 – 4 pm

Join us for the George Luste Lecture: Claudia Kerckhoff Van Wijk, Winner of the 2019 World Paddle Lifetime Achievement Award

Free for our volunteers and members or with regular admission on the day of the event. For more information, visit https://canoemuseum.ca/adults/george-luste-lecture/

November 20, 5 – 9 pm 

 

Holiday Shopping Evening at Tumblehome: The Museum Store

Join us to kick-off the season. This one-of-a-kind evening includes complimentary beverages and autumnal treats. Meet and greet local artists at work as you find the perfect gifts for friends and family. Store proceeds support the work of the museum.

November 28

Make a Rustic Sign Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $40.

November 29th

Black Friday Sales at Tumblehome: The Museum Store

Flash sales and free gift wrapping in store. 

  • 10% off books, magazines and maps 
  • 15% off home goods 
  • 20% Apparel
  • SUNDAY only: 25% off one regularly priced item (some exclusions apply to artisanal products, please ask instore for details) 

November 30

Join in our Snow Globes Drop-In Activity

Included with museum admission.

December 7 and 8

Carve a Canoe Paddle Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $298.

December 12

Make a Selection of Holiday Ornaments Workshop

Visit https://canoemuseum.ca/artisan-workshops to register – $40.